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Saturday, April 30, 2016

One of the Best 0-for-4 Efforts Ever

I tend to write about Lou Gehrig whenever possible.  It's easy to admire his strength and determination as he fought ALS.  On this day in 1939 Gehrig went 0-for-4.  Why is that memorable?  Gehrig played his last baseball game.  

Everyone knows about Gehrig's streak of 2,130 games a record that stood until Ripken surpassed it over 50 years later.  What isn't well known is that Gehrig only played 34 other games outside of that streak.  The streak was his whole career.  He was still only 35 when he retired.

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