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New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig at bat in 1935. No other caption information available. (AP Photo)

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New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig wipes away a tear while giving his famous retirement speech during a sold-out tribute at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939. Gehrig, who set the standard by playing in 2.131 consecutive games, had his record-breaking career cut short by Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (associated press)

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New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig wipes away a tear while giving his famous retirement speech during a sold-out tribute at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939. Gehrig, who set the standard by playing in 2.131 consecutive games, had his record-breaking career cut short by Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (associated press)

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Babe Ruth, right, immortal New York Yankee baseball player comforts Lou Gehrig, who was almost too moved to speak to the vast throng which acclaimed him at Yankee Stadium July 4, 1939 where the Yankees met the Washington Senators in a doubleheader. Gehrig, famed iron man of the Yankees, was honored by players and fans. As an added honor, the world championship flag that the Yankees won in 1927 with a team hailed as one of baseball's greatest was unfurled at the stadium. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)

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Pouring it on for Lou Gehrig and others. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)

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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1938 file photo, New York Yankees' Lou Gehrig scores the first run of the 1938 World Series against the Chicago Cubs as he crosses home plate in the second inning of Game 1 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. A dozen years before Babe Ruth’s famed ‘Called Shot,’ teammate Lou Gehrig hit an equally dramatic homer. Gehrig was 17 when his high school team traveled to Chicago to take on a Chicago team. In the bottom of the ninth, with two outs and his team down 8-6, Gehrig hit a ball over wall and onto Sheffield Avenue to win the game. The historic ballpark will celebrate it's 100th anniversary on April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/File)

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ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, MARCH 31 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1938 file photo, New York Yankees' Lou Gehrig scores the first run of the 1938 World Series against the Chicago Cubs as he crosses home plate in the second inning of Game 1 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. A dozen years before Babe Ruth’s famed ‘Called Shot,’ teammate Lou Gehrig hit an equally dramatic homer. Gehrig was 17 when his high school team traveled to Chicago to take on a Chicago team. In the bottom of the ninth, with two outs and his team down 8-6, Gehrig hit a ball over wall and onto Sheffield Avenue to win the game. The historic ballpark will celebrate it's 100th anniversary on April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/File)