It was 74 years ago this weekend when one of baseball's greatest diplomats of the game and of human perseverance made one of the most difficult decisions of his life: he chose to do what was best for his team and retired from baseball. Henry Louis Gehrig, the “Iron Horse”, after playing in 2,130 consecutive games for the New York Yankees, would never set foot on the field of play again as the starting first baseman. He was 36 years old, which would normally be considered the downside of any player's career, but in this instance, his career was over and less than two years later, so too would be his life.To continue reading this article....visit MLB Insiders.Net! Be sure to follow Billy on Twitter @Billy_Brost

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