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MLB: Lou Gehrig’s RBI Record Under Attack

is a real controversy raging among members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

One of its most distinguished members, Herm Krabbenhoft, claims that Lou Gehrig's single-season American League RBI record was equaled by Hank Greenberg.

Gehrig batted in 184 runs during the 1931 season.

Greenberg came within one RBI of Gehrig's record in 1937.

Krabbenhoft points to the second game of a doubleheader played in Philadelphia between the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia A's on June 20, 1937.

The official box score does not credit Greenberg with an RBI, but Krabbenhoft discovered that several newspapers do have a Greenberg RBI in their box scores.

The Tigers had two runners on base in the top of the sixth ...

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