- A disease or illness now called Lou Gehrigs disease forced him to retire in 1939
- The illness made him die in 1941
- He played in 2,130 consecutive games
- Lou Gehrig died in 1941
- He held the record for most consecutive games played, 2,130 until 1995
- Elected into The baseball hall of fame in 1929, which was 2 years before his death.
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