Lou Gehrig

  • Henry Louis Gehrig is born to Christina and Heinrich Gehrig in New York City.

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    The Life of Lou Gehrig

  • Gehrig's high school team wins a game against Tech Lane High School

    The game was played at Chicago's Wrigley Field in front of 20,000 spectators. Gehrig hit a grand slam out of the Major League ballpark., and Commerce High School won 8-6.
  • Lou Gehrig graduates from Commerce High School

  • Lou Gehrig enrolls at Columbia University

  • Lou Gehrig plays his first game as a memeber of the Yankees

  • Lou Gehrig wins the World Series for the first time.

  • Gehrig becomes the first player to hit 4 home runs in one game

    In a game against the Philadelphia Athletics
  • Lou Gehrig marries Eleanor Twitchell

  • Lou Gehrig takes himself out of the lineup after his 2,130 consecutive game

  • Gehrig arrives at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for testing

    He spends six days there before receiving a diagnosis
  • Gehrig receives his diagnosis of Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

  • The Yankees announce Gehrig's retirement.

  • Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day is held at Yankee Stadium.

    Lou makes his famous "Luckiest Man" speech.
  • Lou Gehrig is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Lou Gehrig dies of Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis