- Patrick Dorsey, Editor, ESPN.com
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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 -- stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), later known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- died exactly 16 years later, at just 37 years old.