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Lou Gehrig

1903- 1941

American Athlete

"The Iron Horse" of the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig is considered to have been the greatest first baseman in baseball history.

Beginning at the age of 20, Gehrig played in a remarkable 2,130 consecutive games and amassed 493 homeruns and nearly 2,000 runs batted in. His lifetime batting average was 340. Gehrig's career came to a sad close after he was diagnosed with the fatal degenerative disorder, amyotropic lateral sclerosis, now popularly known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease."