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02/06/1941 Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig dies

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Lou Gehrig - Athlete | Mini Bio | BIO

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A Championship Legacy: 1938

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This Day In History 5-2-1939 New York Yankee Slugger Lou Gehrig Bench Himself

The great Yankees baseball player Lou Gehrig who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis referred as to Lou Gehrig's disease, died at age 38. He passed away in his sleep at his home in NY City. Before death had been too frail to even put down his name or to go out.