American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Gehrig, Henry Louis Known as "Lou.” 1903-1941. American baseball player. Between 1923 and 1939 he played in 2,130 consecutive games, which was a major league record until 1995 when Cal Ripken, Jr. surpassed it.
- n. baseball player who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (1903-1941)
“The story of Lou Gehrig is one of a virtuous life.”
“This girl -- Lou something, Malone thought, and with difficulty refrained from adding "Gehrig" -- had an unusual effect, he decided.”
“So when a son was born in 1995, the name Gehrig was a natural.”
“After all, he didn't name his son "Gehrig" for nothing.”
“Gehrig," he muttered, "you take Wally Pipp's place at first base today.”
“He often goes around town in a pinstriped New York Yankees jersey with the name "Gehrig" emblazoned on the back.”
“A man in a Gehrig jersey shoves a cotton candy vendor, sending him somersaulting down the stairs, backward, gravity pulling him at a deadly speed.”
“It's like having Ruth and Gehrig in the same lineup.”
“Charlie followed up with one more pitch – a toss to Lou Gehrig who hit a home run over the right field seats.”
“Of the following on this list, Gehrig picked bad times to steal and Ruth was too slow, but thought he could do anything.”
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