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Some streaks end... and others continue

May 5th, 2016

This week in 1939, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig benches himself for poor play and ends his streak of consecutive games played at 2,130. “The Iron Horse” was suffering at the time from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), now known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”

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Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig watches from the dugout May 2, 1939 as his teammates warm up for their game with the Tigers in Detroit. The Iron Horse told manager Joe McCarthy he was benching himself for the good of the team, bringing his 2,130 game streak to an end. The Briggs Stadium fans gave Gehrig a standing ovation when they learned he would not be in the lineup. The Yankees stormed to a 22-2 win. (AP Photo)