Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thursday, August 17, 1933

Stayed all night last nite at Ruby's. Went up to Emmett's for dinner. Stayed all night up to Gladys's.

Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941)
Nicknamed "The Iron Horse" for his durability

On August 17, 1933, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig
plays in his 1,308th consecutive game, breaking former Yankee
Everett Scott's record for consecutive games played. Gehrig would
go on to play in 2,130 games in a row, setting a record that would
stand for over half a century.

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