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  1. Yearbook, Sept. 6: Ripken breaks record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 6, 1995: On this day 17 years ago, Cal Ripken Jr. surpassed Lou Gehrig and took his seat atop the consecutive-games list. Ripken wouldn't miss an outing for another three seasons, setting the mark at 2,632....

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  2. Yearbook, July 4: The day of the Yankees

    Patrick Dorsey

    July 4, throughout history, has appropriately been a day linked with the New York Yankees. Most famously it provided one of sports' most emotional moments: Lou Gehrig's "luckiest man on the face of the Earth" farewell speech in 1939. But the ab...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  3. Yearbook, June 2: Remembering Lou Gehrig

    Patrick Dorsey

    June 2: On this day in 1925, a young New York Yankee named Lou Gehrig started at first base for Wally Pipp -- Game No. 2 of what would become 2,130 in a row without a miss (Gehrig entered the previous game as a pinch-hitter). Tragically, Gehrig -...

    Blog | June 02, 2012