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This Day in Baseball: The Iron Horse’s Final Game

Posted on the 30 April 2014 by Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

Having played in 2,130 consecutive games, Lou Gehrig’s streak–and career–came to an end on April 30, 1939.  Gehrig went 0-for-4 in his final appearance against the Senators.  His performance had been declining for some time, and Gehrig would later be diagnosed by the Mayo Clinic with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), now more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  During his seventeen-year career with the Yankees, Gehrig compiled a .340 batting average and 493 home runs.

This day in baseball: The Iron Horse’s final game

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This day in baseball: The Iron Horse’s final game
This day in baseball: The Iron Horse’s final game
This day in baseball: The Iron Horse’s final game
This day in baseball: The Iron Horse’s final game

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