The Iron Horse, famous for his record of 2,130 consecutive games, spent much of his career in Babe Ruth's shadow. Baseball Player Henry Louis Gehrig, a New York Yankee throughout his 16-year span, won the Most Valuable Player award in 1927, but everybody remembers that year for the Babe's 60 homers. How many are aware that Lou Gehrig hit two homers in the same World Series game in which Ruth called his shot. Overshadowed or not, Larrupin' Lou was a mighty hitter. He led the league in homers three times, hit 49 in 1934 and again in 1936, and drove in 150 or more runs seven times in his peak years with The Yankees. He hit four home runs in three consecutive World Series games against the ST. Louis Browns in 1928 and set a major league record that stands for the most home runs with the bases full: 23. And he would up in the Hall of Fame. 'The Home Run Book' by Topps Card Company - 1981 Issue
New York Yankees Baseball History 'I love the game of baseball and hope to be in there batting them out for many years to come. Fortune has been kind to me '
His record is as follows: Born in New York City, June 19, 1903. Bat and throw left-handed. Height: 6 feet, 1 inch. Weight: 205 pounds. Last 10 years hitting average .343, while playing in an average of 149 games per year. Led the American League in runs scored in 1933. In 1927 received the vote of the most valuable player in the American League. Note: In this time frame a player could only win the Most Valuable Player Award once in his lifetime.
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