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Gehrig dies exactly 16 years after starting at 1B

Updated: May 27, 2002, 11:02 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

June 2, 1925

Lou Gehrig replaces regular first baseman Wally Pipp in the Yankees' lineup. Batting sixth, he gets two singles and a double in his first three at-bats as the Yankees beat the Senators, 8-5. Nobody knows it, but not until 1939 will Gehrig miss another game.

Gehrig will play in a record 2,130 consecutive games. Today's game is the second in the streak as he pinch-hit yesterday.

June 2, 1941

Exactly 16 years to the day after he became the regular ...

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