One of the first movies I can remember watching was a black and white, weekend re-run from 1942 and starred Gary Cooper. It was about the Yankee hero who sits in chair number two of the Yankees Mount Olympus and was appropriately titled “Pride of the Yankees”. I speak, of course, about Henry Louis “Lou” Gehrig – the greatest first baseman in the history of the New York Yankees, and possibly baseball history.On any list of greatest Yankees, Gehrig is always mentioned in the top 3 – with good reason.Over the course of his 17-year career, Lou led the league in RBI five times, Runs four times, home runs three times, on-base percentage five times and slugging percentage twice. However, it is his ability to stay in the lineup year after year that gave him his nickname of “The Iron Horse” and...

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