Lou Gehrig

1903 - 1941

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Henry Louis Gehrig (born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig; 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). Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse". He was an All-Star seven consecutive times, a Triple Crown winner once, an American League (AL) Most Valuable Player twice, and a member of six World Series champion teams. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lou Gehrig has received more than 5,655,752 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Lou Gehrig is the 4th most popular baseball player, the 1,831st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,695th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Lou Gehrig ranks 4 out of 70Before him are Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Jackie Robinson. After him are Sadaharu Oh, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, and Yogi Berra.

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Among people born in 1903, Lou Gehrig ranks 83Before him are Sadegh Hedayat, Henry Corbin, Alice Herz-Sommer, Silvina Ocampo, Benjamin Spock, and Johannes Heesters. After him are Joan Robinson, Uichiro Hatta, Cornell Woolrich, Charlotte Perriand, Karl Eberhard Schöngarth, and Georges Politzer. Among people deceased in 1941, Lou Gehrig ranks 58Before him are Maria Spiridonova, Ivan Panfilov, Tullio Levi-Civita, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Paul-Jacques Curie, and Henri Cornet. After him are Charles Huntziger, Franz Gürtner, Émile Picard, Jelly Roll Morton, Karin Boye, and Christian Sinding.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lou Gehrig ranks 1,831 out of 15,968Before him are Don Ameche (1908), Benjamin Spock (1903), Saul Kripke (1940), Thomas A. Steitz (1940), Jane Jacobs (1916), and John O'Keefe (1939). After him are Nettie Stevens (1861), Al Oerter (1936), Mike Powell (1963), Steve Vai (1960), Samuel R. Delany (1942), and James Van Allen (1914).

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), Ty Cobb (1886), Ted Williams (1918), Mickey Mantle (1931), Yogi Berra (1925), Willie Mays (1931), and Sandy Koufax (1935).