The 2nd is ‘Lou Gehrig Day’

Based on local time in the US, the last 2 days (3 days in Korean time) was ‘Lou Gehrig Day’ set by the major leagues.스포츠토토

Lou Gehrig Day was established in 2021 by Commissioner Rob Manfred 80 years after his death in 1941 to honor his indomitable spirit. There is a reason why we chose June 2nd, not any other day. It was because Lou Gehrig’s “iron horse” streak of 2,130 consecutive games started on June 2, 1925. At the time, Gehrig announced the birth of a legend when first baseman Wally Pip, the former first baseman, began to be put in as a starting member after complaining of a headache.

Gehrig’s streak of consecutive appearances stood as a major league record for 56 years until surpassed by Baltimore Orioles “Iron Man” Cal Ripken Jr. on September 6, 1995. 

Later, Gehrig was diagnosed with a rare disease called ‘amyotrophic lateral sclerosis’ and died less than two years after his retirement. He is 37 years old. Later, the disease was named ‘Lou Gehrig’s disease’ because Lou Gehrig first suffered from it. At his retirement ceremony, Gehrig’s famous speech, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth,” touched many people’s hearts.

Although his record has been broken, Gehrig remains the favorite baseball player of all American professional baseball fans. ‘Favorite Baseball Player’ at the End of the 20th Century

He recorded a career batting average of 0.340, 2721 hits, 493 homers, and 1995 RBIs in 17 seasons, and the number 4 he wore became the first major league permanent number. Although Lou Gehrig’s Day has only been in place for three years, several organizations are raising money/donation activities for patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease, and they are spending quite a meaningful schedule.

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