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ESPN NY Hall of Fame

Our inaugural class:

Babe Ruth

Joe DiMaggio

Lou Gehrig

Mickey Mantle

Jackie Robinson


Babe is top vote-getter

The finalists | Photo gallery Photo Gallery

Looking ahead to 2012 »

Note: Active players are not eligible.


• Video: Panelists debate on Hall candidates Video

• Ian O'Connor: Where is Patrick Ewing?

• Andrew Marchand: Babe is king of NYC

• Johnette Howard: Make room for LT

• Wallace Matthews: Ballot of Willis and Joe Willie

• Rob Parker: Remember the Islanders

• Mechelle Voepel: Rise of women's hoops


Each team's fab five:

• Baseball: Yankees | Mets

• Football: Giants | Jets

• Basketball: Knicks | Nets | St. John's | Liberty

• Hockey: Rangers | Islanders | Devils

Lou Gehrig

Yankees (1923-39)






On June 2, 1925, the New York Yankees put a kid by the name of Lou Gehrig at first base instead of Wally Pipp -- and they never looked back.

Gehrig became the constant in the Yankees' famed lineups of the 1920s and '30s, fighting through numerous injuries to play in 2,130 consecutive games and earn the nickname "Iron Horse."

ESPNLou Gehrig batted .340 with 493 home runs and 1,995 RBIs during his career.

The native New Yorker spent his entire ...

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