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4 Days – Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig

Every day was Lou Gehrig’s domain.

Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig’s plaque in the Hall of Fame

Opening Day was his specialty.

The Iron Horse played in 2,130 consecutive games for the Yankees, and very possibly would have kept on going right up to World War II had he not been cut down by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Gehrig started every Opening Day from 1926-39, hitting safely and generally doing significant damage with the exception of 0-fers in his final two openers. Most importantly within his world at the time, the Bronx Bombers won seven of his first eight Opening Days, usually on their way to something big. Continue reading