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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 6,697,211 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Lou Gehrig is the 4th most popular baseball player, the 1,690th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,830th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Lou Gehrig ranks 4 out of 74Before him are Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Jackie Robinson. After him are Sadaharu Oh, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, and Yogi Berra.

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Among people born in 1903, Lou Gehrig ranks 75Before him are Alonzo Church, Louis Leakey, Bob Hope, Mikhail Kalatozov, Werner Ostendorff, and Vladimir Bartol. After him are Johannes Heesters, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Benjamin Spock, Sadegh Hedayat, Joan Robinson, and Evelyn Waugh. Among people deceased in 1941, Lou Gehrig ranks 51Before him are Rudolf Hilferding, Ludwig Quidde, Paul-Jacques Curie, Gaetano Mosca, Tullio Levi-Civita, and Hans Driesch. After him are Edwin S. Porter, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Maria Spiridonova, Franz Gürtner, Émile Picard, and Ivan Panfilov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lou Gehrig ranks 1,690 out of 18,182Before him are James J. Braddock (1905), Randolph Scott (1898), Robert Bloch (1917), Sol LeWitt (1928), Edward C. Prescott (1940), and John Sculley (1939). After him are Caroline Kennedy (1957), Eric Carr (1950), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), Chris Evans (1981), William Styron (1925), and Richard Serra (1939).

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), Ted Williams (1918), Ty Cobb (1886), Mickey Mantle (1931), Yogi Berra (1925), Willie Mays (1931), and Barry Bonds (1964).