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  1. Gehrig's awesome year worthy of AL MVP

    Larry Schwartz

    Lou Gehrig is named the American League's MVP. Babe Ruth, who hit 60 home runs, is ineligible because he's already won the award.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 08, 2001
  2. Iron man Ripken replaces Yankees' Iron Horse

    Larry Schwartz

    Cal Ripken Jr. establishes a record of 2,131 consecutive games played in the Orioles' 4-2 victory over the Angels in Baltimore. When the game becomes official, there is a 22-minute ovation for Ripken, who takes an impromptu victory lap around the field.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 31, 2001
  3. Hodges sets NL record with four home runs

    Larry Schwartz

    Gil Hodges becomes the first National Leaguer in the 20th century to hit four homers in a nine-inning game, the Dodgers' 19-3 win over the Braves at Ebbets Field.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 29, 2001
  4. Munson, 32, killed in plane crash

    Larry Schwartz

    Yankees catcher Thurman Munson dies when his private plan that he is piloting crashes at the Akron-Canton (Ohio) Airport. Munson was 32.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 27, 2001
  5. Hubbell's All-Star performance one for the ages

    Larry Schwartz

    In the second All-Star Game, New York Giants southpaw Carl Hubbell strikes out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession. Despite Hubbell's performance, the NL loses, 9-7, at the Polo Grounds.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 09, 2001
  6. Emotional farewell for "luckiest man on earth"

    Larry Schwartz

    Lou Gehrig makes his emotional farewell in Yankee Stadium, giving his "luckiest man on earth" speech.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 03, 2001
  7. Injuries can't stop Iron Horse from three triples

    Larry Schwartz

    After being beaned and knocked unconscious in an exhibition game yesterday, Lou Gehrig is back in the Yankees lineup. He gets three triples against Washington, but it's for nothing as the game is rained out.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 28, 2001
  8. Gehrig first of century to have four homer game

    Larry Schwartz

    Lou Gehrig becomes the first player in the 20th century to hit four homers in a game in the Yankees' 20-13 victory over the Athletics in Philadelphia.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 01, 2001
  9. Gehrig dies exactly 16 years after starting at 1B

    Larry Schwartz

    Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp as the Yankees first baseman; he gets three hits in an 8-5 win over Washington in the second game of his 2,130 consecutive games streak. Exactly 16 years later, Gehrig would die of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 37.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 31, 2001
  10. Gehrig's consecutive game streak (2,130) ends

    Larry Schwartz

    Lou Gehrig pulls himself out of the Yankees lineup in Detroit due to declining performance and sluggishness, ending his consecutive game streak at 2,130.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 01, 2001
  11. Two new parks open; Williams debut vs. Gehrig

    Larry Schwartz

    Two new fields open: Navin Field (Tigers Stadium), 1912 and Fenway Park in Boston. And Ted Williams makes his debut in 1939, doubling in the only game he will play against Lou Gehrig.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 18, 2001
  12. Hall of Fame lineup for A's, Yankees

    Larry Schwartz

    It's an embarrassment of riches on Opening Day in Yankee Stadium as 15 future Hall of Famers, including Ty Cobb, Lefty Grove, Jimmy Foxx, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are on the two teams - the Athletics and the Yankees.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 10, 2001
  13. Jackie Mitchell, 17, fans Babe and Gehrig

    Larry Schwartz

    Jackie Mitchell, 17, becomes the first woman to pitch in a pro baseball game. Signed by the Chattanooga Lookouts, she pitches in an exhibition against the Yankees. She strikes Babe Ruth out then fans Lou Gehrig. The incident is more of a publicity stunt.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 30, 2001
  14. More on the 'Iron Horse'

    Larry Schwartz

    Signature Game June 3, 1932 - Before setting his record longevity streak, Lou Gehrig made history in one afternoon when he became the first player in the 20th century to hit four homers in a game. The Iron Horse connected on his first four plate ap...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 31, 2000
  15. Isn't it ironic?

    Larry Schwartz

    Lou Gehrig competed in 2,130 consecutive games. SportsCentury: Lou Gehrig airs at 2 pm ET on Friday, the anniversary of when he first entered the Yankees lineup in 1925 and his untimely death in 1941.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 31, 2000