Sunday, April 30, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for April 30

Lou Gehrig played his last baseball game on April 30, 1939.

Lou Gehrig Played His Last Game

Lou Gehrig, baseball first baseman for the New York Yankees, played an incredible 17 seasons for the team before retiring on this day in 1939. A seven-time All-Star and six-time World Series champion, Gehrig won the Triple Crown in 1934 and was twice named the American League's “Most Valuable Player.” In 1939, Gehrig was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disorder now known more commonly as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. 

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