Lou Gehrig

(1903-1941), American professional baseball player, also known as the Iron Horse because he established a record for the most consecutive games played by a professional baseball player, appearing in 2130 games from 1925 to 1939. From 1923 until 1939 he played first base for the New York Yankees of the American League. Gehrig was twice voted the league's most valuable player (MVP). Stricken with the spinal disease ALS, which later became known as Lou Gehrig's disease, he retired from baseball in 1939.
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