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October 6, 2012
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Gehrig’s Hands

Toward the end of his career Lou Gehrig’s hands were x-rayed.  Upon looking at the negatives, a doctor identified 17 fractures that had healed while #4 dauntlessly continued to play during his then-record streak of 2,130 games. “The Iron Horse”: Never was a nickname more well-deserved.

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