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Lou Gehrig: Remembering the Quiet, Forgotten Leader of “Murderer’s Row”

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The 1927 Yankees are often considered to be the best baseball team ever assembled.

Their lineup’s potency was unparalleled, earning them the intimidating nickname of “Murderer’s Row.”

Throughout the glory years of this immortal roster, New York possessed a one-two punch of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Yankees Manager Miller Huggins could write Gehrig’s name into the scorecard months in advance.

He knew nothing would ever prevent Gehrig from lacing up his cleats.

During Gehrig’s remarkable 2130 consecutive games played streak, he is said to have broken every finger on both hands, while also suffering countless other debilitating injuries.

His...

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