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Lou Gehrig

Test your baseball knowledge of Lou Gehrig
Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig was born in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, weighing almost 14 pounds at birth, the second child of German immigrants. 
What was his birth date?Lou Gehrig

  1. June 19, 1903
  2. July 19, 1903
  3. August 19, 1903
  4. June 19, 1905

2) On June 15, 1923 Gehrig made his major league debut for the New York Yankees.

  • True or False?

3) who was removed from the Yankees' starting lineup and replaced with Gehrig on June 2, 1925?

  1. Mark Koenig
  2. Fred Merkle
  3. Heinie Odom
  4. Wally Pipp

4) Over a fifteen-season span from 1925 through 1939, he played in 2,130 consecutive games, the streak ending only when Gehrig became disabled by the fatal neuromuscular disease that claimed his life two years later. His streak, long considered one of baseball's few unbreakable records, stood for 56 years, until finally broken on September 6, 1995.
Who broke the record?

  1. Pete Rose
  2. Joe Morgan
  3. Wade Phillips
  4. Cal Ripken, Jr.

5) How many times was Gehrig American League MVP?

  1. 0x
  2. 1x
  3. 2x
  4. 3x

6) When did he hit 4 home runs in a game?

  1. June 3, 1930
  2. June 3, 1931
  3. June 3, 1932
  4. June 3, 1933

7) In September 1933, Gehrig married Eleanor Twitchell, the daughter of Chicago Parks Commissioner Frank Twitchell.

  • True or False?

8) How many grand slam home runs did he hit during his career?

  1. 2
  2. 10
  3. 15
  4. 23

9) First athlete ever to appear on a box of Wheaties.

  • True or False?

10) As Lou Gehrig's debilitation became steadily worse, his wife Eleanor called the famed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. After six days of extensive testing at Mayo Clinic, the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was confirmed on June 19, Gehrig's 36th birthday.

  • True or False?

11) On June 21, the New York Yankees announced Gehrig's retirement and proclaimed, "Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day" at Yankee Stadium. 
When was the appreciation day held?

  1. June 28, 1939
  2. July 4, 1939
  3. August 31, 1939
  4. July 28, 1939

12) The Yankees retired Gehrig's uniform number, making him the first player in Major League Baseball history to be accorded that honor.  
What was his number?

  1. 4
  2. 6
  3. 8
  4. 10

13) At 10:10 p.m., sixteen years to the day after he became a starter at first base and two years after his retirement from baseball, Lou Gehrig died at his home at 5204 Delafield Avenue, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York.  
What was the day?

  1. June 2, 1941
  2. June 12, 1941
  3. June 22, 1941
  4. July 4, 1941

14) Where is Lou Gehrig buried?

  1. Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, New York
  2. Sacred Heart Cemetery, Muenster, Texas
  3. Breslau Cemetery, North Lindenhurst, New York
  4. Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York

15) What year was he voted unanimously into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  1. 1939
  2. 1940
  3. 1941
  4. 1945

Lou Gehrig [Answers]

1) A. 2) True 3) D. 4) D. 5) C. 6) C. 7) True 8) D. 9) True 10) True 11) B. 12) A. 13) A. 14) A. Plot: Section 93, Lot 12686, ashes placed in the center of the headstone 15) A.

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