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June 19, 1903: Lou Gehrig was born in New York

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Lou Gehrig was born on June 19, 1903 in New York.    We remember Lou Gehrig because of the consecutive games streak, i.e. 2,130 games from 1925-39.   

He was also one of the greatest hitters of all time:  .340 batting average, 494 HR,  1.995 RBI in 2,164 games.    He walked 1,508 times for a .447 on base pct!  

Lou died in 1941.

 

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Written by scantojr

June 19, 2017 at 11:00 am

Posted in Baseball Hall of Fame

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