Definition of Lou Gehrig from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Lou Gehrig

 
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(1903-41) a famous US baseball player for the New York Yankees team. Gehrig was called 'the iron man' because he once played 2 130 games in a row, a record that was not broken until 56 years later. He died of a disease of the muscles which is now often called Lou Gehrig's disease see also Ruth