Rare Photos of Lou Gehrig

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Text: Jay Jaffe, SI.com
Photo: Charles Colon/TSN/Icon SMI

Born 110 years ago on June 19, 1903, Lou Gehrig is still the standard by which so many are measured, whether they're elite first basemen, Yankee legends, uncannily durable athletes or lives cut tragically short. Despite an early demise that limited him to 14 full seasons and small fragments of three others, Gehrig's body of work is still a thing to behold, starting with his .340/.447/.632 batting line; that on-base percentage ranks fifth all-time, the slugging percentage third. Gehrig is second in Yankee history with 2,721 hits, and first with 534 doubles, 163 triples and 1,992 RBIs. He helped the Yankees to seven pennants and six world championships, batting .361/.477/.731 with 10 homers in his World Series appearances.

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