lou gehrigOn June 2, 1941, former New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig succumbs to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which will become known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” Gehrig, who dies at the age of 37, had seen his major league record of 2,130 consecutive games end because of the disease. Gehrig had made his first start 16 years ago to the day.

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