Gehrig dies exactly 16 years after starting at 1B
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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