It was the first of his 2,130 consecutive games. The next day, first baseman Wally Pipp had a headache, and Gehrig started at first base. In Gehrig’s 14 seasons as a regular, the Yankees won seven pennants and six World Series. Gehrig was 6-feet tall and 200 pounds, with big shoulders, a broad back and powerful thighs.
(“Gehrig legacy one of irony”, by Larry Schwartz, ESPN). Moral: Even great teammates sometimes need some quiet encouragement. Lesson 5: Lou Gehrig taught us you give your best until it is no longer possible
Another shadow: When Gehrig batted .545 in the 1928 World Series, Ruth hit .625. The gregarious Ruth and reticent Gehrig, numbers 1 and 2 in your heart and 3 and 4 in the lineup, had been good friends early in Gehrig’s career. But they split over a comment made by Gehrig’s mother about Ruth’s wife.
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Transcript of Lou Gehrig Speech Project. Background of Lou Gehrig Nicknamed the “Iron Horse” Was a New York Yankees fan favorite Schwartz, Larry. “Gehrig Legacy One of Irony.” ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. Speech “The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth” Lou Gehrig
Ripken played his 2,000th consecutive game at the Dome, on Aug. 1, 1994, on his way to breaking Gehrig’s record a year later, a streak he said was easier to pursue than 3,000 hits. “It’s a little bit more nerve-racking, I guess,” Ripken said of his quest for 3,000. “At least the games just came and added up each time.
Definitely one of my hero’s would have he “Iron Man” Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig led a very interesting life and died very tragically and abruptly. Born on June 19, 1903 in New York he already had many things standing in the way of getting what he wanted.