New York Yankees Major League Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig was a major league baseball player who played first basemen and signed with the Yankees in 1923. He went on to play 17 seasons for the team, and finished his career as a 7 time all-star, 6 national championships, and 2 American League MVP's. He set numerous league records, including most career grand slams won at 23, and most consecutive games played at 2130; in 1939 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In that same year he was suddenly stricken with the disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more famously known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was forced to retire and passed away two years later.