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Lou Gehrig: Remembering the Baseball Icon Nearly 70 Years After His Passing

the Spring of 1923, the New York Yankees decided to take a chance on a little-known player from Columbia University named Lou Gehrig.

Obviously, the rest was history as Gehrig went on to play for the Yanks for 17 seasons and put together one of the best careers for any player who has worn the pinstripes.

Over his storied big-league career, he had over 2,700 hits, mashed nearly 500 home runs, and drove in just under 2,000 runs, including an unprecedented 184 RBIs in his stellar 1931 season.

Did I mention that he also played in 2,130 consecutive games in the majors?

This streak would have likely been buried in the past if MLB Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. didn't break it back in 1995.

Lou was also a very good defensive ...

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