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Lou Gehrig Was Even Greater When It Meant More

Gehrig played 14 complete seasons, during which the Yankees won seven pennants and six World Championships, not including world titles in 1923 and 1939, when Gehrig played briefly.

Lou is among a group of players who did better in the World Series than they did during the regular season.

He batted .361, hit 10 home runs, drove home a New York Yankee 35 times, had a gaudy .731 slugging average, and reached base 47.7 percent of the time.

Lou's Incredible World Series Performance

In 1926, the Yankees lost the Series to the St. Louis Cardinals, which was the only time Gehrig played on a team that didn't win the World Championship.

The following year, Gehrig played on the 1927 Yankees.

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