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Geh·rig

(ger'ig),
Henry Louis, U.S. baseball player; 1903-1941, victim of Lou Gehrig disease. See: Lou Gehrig disease.
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Gehrig retired after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, now known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
She noted that Gehrig had suffered several concussions during his playing career, in which he set a record for the most consecutive games played.
I was aided in my research by the complete (althoush unproofed) Retrosheet Play-By-Play (PBP) accounts--graciously provided by Dave Smith--for most of the 2,164 games that Gehrig played in his major league career.
New Job: Gehrig will begin his new job April 9, just before the April 30 name change from St.
About the award: The Lou Gehrig Scholar-Athlete Award Committee conducted a rigorous evaluation of all candidates.
Gehrig teammate Joe DiMaggio later would observe in his autobiography, Lucky to Be a Yankee, "There never was a day in sports like July 4th that year at .
Gehrig, whose nickname was "The Iron Horse," put a famous face on the disease and his name became synonymous with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
That combination of character and athletic ability is something he shares with the previous record holder Lou Gehrig.
Gary Cooper earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Gehrig, even though he had never played baseball before taking on the role.
Gehrig of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
La esclerosis lateral amiotrofica se conoce tambien por 'enfermedad de Lou Gehrig,' nombre de un famoso jugador de beisbol que murio a causa de ella.
Iron Horse: Lou Gehrig In His Time charts the life and accomplishments of a truly legendary ball player, plus author Ray Robinson provides the reader with a wealth of background details on the era of baseball through the Depression years.