4/30 Today In History - Lou Gehrig show 'em

4/30 Today In History - Lou Gehrig show 'em

Joined: April 26th, 2002, 4:22 pm

April 30th, 2009, 3:14 pm #1

1939 At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig's streak and career comes to end as the 'Iron Horse' plays his final game going 0-for-4 against the Senators. The Yankees first baseman played in 2,130 consecutive games and compiled a .340 batting average with 490 home runs during his 17 seasons with the Yankees.


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Joined: January 21st, 2009, 1:10 am

April 30th, 2009, 3:28 pm #2

One of the saddest days in baseball history.

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Joined: August 13th, 2006, 5:56 pm

April 30th, 2009, 4:30 pm #3

1939 At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig's streak and career comes to end as the 'Iron Horse' plays his final game going 0-for-4 against the Senators. The Yankees first baseman played in 2,130 consecutive games and compiled a .340 batting average with 490 home runs during his 17 seasons with the Yankees.




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Joined: September 1st, 2003, 10:04 pm

April 30th, 2009, 4:32 pm #4

1939 At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig's streak and career comes to end as the 'Iron Horse' plays his final game going 0-for-4 against the Senators. The Yankees first baseman played in 2,130 consecutive games and compiled a .340 batting average with 490 home runs during his 17 seasons with the Yankees.


The first Gehrig card I purchased:



Some others...



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Joined: September 18th, 2006, 3:27 am

April 30th, 2009, 4:42 pm #5

1939 At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig's streak and career comes to end as the 'Iron Horse' plays his final game going 0-for-4 against the Senators. The Yankees first baseman played in 2,130 consecutive games and compiled a .340 batting average with 490 home runs during his 17 seasons with the Yankees.






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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 30th, 2009, 4:50 pm #6

1939 At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig's streak and career comes to end as the 'Iron Horse' plays his final game going 0-for-4 against the Senators. The Yankees first baseman played in 2,130 consecutive games and compiled a .340 batting average with 490 home runs during his 17 seasons with the Yankees.


What a great ballplayer and greater human being!!



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April 30th, 2009, 4:59 pm #7

1939 At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig's streak and career comes to end as the 'Iron Horse' plays his final game going 0-for-4 against the Senators. The Yankees first baseman played in 2,130 consecutive games and compiled a .340 batting average with 490 home runs during his 17 seasons with the Yankees.


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Joined: September 24th, 2004, 10:21 pm

April 30th, 2009, 5:00 pm #8

1939 At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig's streak and career comes to end as the 'Iron Horse' plays his final game going 0-for-4 against the Senators. The Yankees first baseman played in 2,130 consecutive games and compiled a .340 batting average with 490 home runs during his 17 seasons with the Yankees.


I'll toast the iron horse...to a great ballplayer...and an even greater man!


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Joined: April 26th, 2002, 4:22 pm

April 30th, 2009, 5:28 pm #9

1939 At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig's streak and career comes to end as the 'Iron Horse' plays his final game going 0-for-4 against the Senators. The Yankees first baseman played in 2,130 consecutive games and compiled a .340 batting average with 490 home runs during his 17 seasons with the Yankees.


Gehrig was the start of my vintage card collecting after watching "Pride of the Yankees"

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Joined: June 8th, 2007, 6:58 pm

April 30th, 2009, 5:30 pm #10

1939 At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig's streak and career comes to end as the 'Iron Horse' plays his final game going 0-for-4 against the Senators. The Yankees first baseman played in 2,130 consecutive games and compiled a .340 batting average with 490 home runs during his 17 seasons with the Yankees.


A few Gehrig pieces:

Government postcard, 1937:



Signed photo, taken before his 2000th consecutive game:



Ticket to Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day. July 4, 1939:



1939 World Series program, signed on inside page:



Postcard mailed July 12, 1940, bearing rubber-stamped signature (Gehrig could no longer write):

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