LOU GEHRIG RUMORS & GOSSIP

First Base, Lou Gehrig

“The Iron Horse” After the 1938 season, Yankee pitcher Wes Ferrell, who played golf with Gehrig on a regular basis, noticed that Lou refrained from wearing golf cleats; instead he wore sneakers, and was sliding his feet along the ground.  He became frightened that something was wrong, and notified Yankee skipper Joe McCarthy. Gehrig played the first 8 games of the 1939 season...
Via Razzball
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee Greats – Lou Gehrig

Larry Noyes New York Yankees Writer Henry Louis Gehrig was born to Heinrich and Christina Gehrig on June 19, 1903 in Yorkville, NY, a section of Manhattan. Lou was an only child. His parents were of German descent. Lou attended Columbia University on a football scholarship and studied engineering, but also excelled in baseball. He was a pitcher on the Columbia baseball team and the...
Via TopSportsReport
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History – Lou Gehrig’s 1,308th Consecutive Game

On this day in 1933, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig played in his 1,308th consecutive game, breaking former Yankee Everett Scott’s record for consecutive games played. Gehrig would go on to play in 2,130 games in a row, a record that would stand for over 50 years. Cal Ripken, Jr. broke Gehrig’s record on September 6, 1995 against the Anaheim Angels when Ripken played...
Via Metta Chronicles
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Minn. lawmakers want Lou Gehrig's medical records

Some Minnesota lawmakers are looking to force the release of Lou Gehrig's medical records, saying they might provide insight into whether the Yankees star died of the disease that now bears his name or from repetitive head trauma. Their effort comes despite opposition from Mayo Clinic, which holds the records, and skepticism from experts that the records would prove anything...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Retired Scientist Suggests Lou Gehrig's American League RBI Record Has Mistake

Lou Gehrig set an American League record in 1931, when he drove in 184 runs. That record has stood ever since. However, retired chemist Herm Krabbenhoft took another look at the books from that year, and he believes that Gehrig should actually be credited with one more RBI -- bringing his record total to 185. On May 3, 1931, according to Sports Illustrated, Gehrig hit into what should...
Via NESN.com
July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Gehrig HR ball to pay for med school

A Connecticut family is selling a baseball that New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig hit for a home run in the 1928 World Series. Elizabeth Gott, a Stamford resident, says she's selling the ball on behalf of her 30-year-old son, Michael. She says the proceeds will be used to pay off his medical school debt. Gehrig hit the homer off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Grover Cleveland...
Via AP on Fox
July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Conn. family selling Lou Gehrig's home run ball

A Connecticut family is selling a baseball that New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig hit a home run with in the 1928 World Series. Elizabeth Gott, a Stamford resident, says she's selling the ball on behalf of her 30-year-old son, Michael. She says the proceeds will be used to pay off his medical school debt. Gehrig hit the homer off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Grover Cleveland...
Via AP on Fox
July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Love or hate the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig was a man all men should strive to emulate

Less than two weeks after retiring due to being stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), “The Iron Horse” delivered the greatest speech in sports history in front of 61,808 fans on “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day” at Yankee Stadium on July … Continue reading →
Via Sports by Colin
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Kay To A-Rod Haters: Gehrig Had Advantages Not Available To Today's Players

Before he called last night's game against the Yankees and Braves, Michael Kay did his daily radio show and, on it, he had some very interesting things to say about Alex Rodriguez's historic grand slam earlier this week. He was responding to tweets some of his followers sent him, basically saying that because of his PED use, Alex Rodriguez should not be mentioned in the same...
Via Lady At The Bat
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss
BRUSH WITH GREATNESS

Kid who caught homer meets A-Rod

The young man who caught Rodriguez's record-tying, 23rd career grand slam did so in his cap and even met the slugger after the game when he returned the ball to A-Rod.

Via Bob's Blitz
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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