Today’s Baseball Birthday

Lou Gehrig Takes His Base

That’s Lou Gehrig, taking that high pitch for ball four. Today is Lou’s Birthday. Born on 19 June, 1903, and died too young, 2 June 1941, age 37. They called him “The Iron Horse” and he came to play ball.

Lou Gehrig 1933 Goudey

1933 Goudey

Happy Birthday, Lou!

Here’s a link to the SABR Baseball Biography Project’s entry on Lou.

 

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