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Tue, 1939-05-02

Lou Gehrig’s streak of 2,130 consecutive games comes to an end. After carrying out the scorecard to the umpires‚ Lou Gehrig voluntarily benches himself "for the good of the team." He is batting .143 with one RBI. His consecutive-game string stops at 2‚130. Babe Dahlgren‚ his replacement‚ has a homer and double‚ as the Yankees rout Detroit 22-2. Doctors will later diagnose Gehrig with ALS, a fatal disease that affects the muscles. Gehrig will never play again. Lou Gehrig Video.

 

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