Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees . Gehrig set several major league records, including most career grand slams and most consecutive games played . Gehrig is chiefly remembered for his prowess as a hitter and his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse", as well as the pathos of his farewell from baseball at age 36, when he was stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis . Gehrig was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. In 1969 he was voted the...
|Birthdate:||June 19, 1903|
|Date of death:||June 2, 1941|
|All Positions Played:||First baseman|
|Also known as:||The Iron Horse, Henry Louis Gehrig, Lou|