Lou Gehrig

1903 - 1941

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Henry Louis Gehrig Jr. (born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig Jr. ; June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees (1923–1939). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lou Gehrig has received more than 8,245,537 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Lou Gehrig is the 5th most popular baseball player (down from 4th in 2019), the 2,105th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,690th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Lou Gehrig ranks 5 out of 91Before him are Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, and Sadaharu Oh. After him are Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Reggie Jackson, Alexander Cartwright, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, and Ichiro Suzuki.

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Among people born in 1903, Lou Gehrig ranks 90Before him are Evelyn Waugh, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Charles W. Morris, Mikhail Kalatozov, Silvina Ocampo, and Otto Abetz. After him are Aleksei N. Leontiev, Anny Ondra, Walker Evans, Rudolf Serkin, Watchman Nee, and Nikos Zachariadis. Among people deceased in 1941, Lou Gehrig ranks 66Before him are Hjalmar Söderberg, Charles Huntziger, Émile Picard, Hans Driesch, Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, and Hans Berger. After him are Issai Schur, May Ziade, Christian Sinding, Ivan Panfilov, Alfred Hettner, and Guillermo Kahlo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lou Gehrig ranks 2,105 out of 20,380Before him are George Roy Hill (1921), Ornette Coleman (1930), Steve Perry (1949), Bob Kahn (1938), Leroy Anderson (1908), and R. L. Stine (1943). After him are Wild Bill Hickok (1837), H. Robert Horvitz (1947), Robert Cialdini (1945), Josh Brolin (1968), Cus D'Amato (1908), and Kurtwood Smith (1943).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Lou Gehrig ranks 4Before him are Babe Ruth (1895), Joe DiMaggio (1914), and Jackie Robinson (1919). After him are Hank Aaron (1934), Cy Young (1867), Reggie Jackson (1946), Alexander Cartwright (1820), Ty Cobb (1886), Ted Williams (1918), Mickey Mantle (1931), and Barry Bonds (1964).