Lou Gehrig

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Lawmakers Push to Open Medical Records of Lou Gehrig

Mayo Clinic resists on privacy grounds

(Newser) - Should Lou Gehrig's medical records be unsealed? Some lawmakers in Minnesota think so, and they hope to force the Mayo Clinic to do just that, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune . The state legislator leading the charge says it could resolve an intriguing theory raised in a 2010 study—that... More »

Lou Gehrig May Not Have Had Lou Gehrig's Disease

Study: ALS is sometimes misdiagnosed

(Newser) - A new study has found that some patients diagnosed with ALS actually suffered from a different fatal disease that affects the central nervous system—and implies that Lou Gehrig himself may not have had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The study's review of the spinal cords of three... More »

Jeter Breaks Gehrig's Yankees Hits Mark

Shortstop, 35, adds another as rain holds off long enough for game to become official

(Newser) - Derek Jeter broke the New York Yankees' hit record held by Lou Gehrig for more than seven decades, singling to right field in the third inning of tonight's game against visiting Baltimore.That gave the shortstop 2,722 hits, one more than Gehrig. Jeter, 35, added an RBI single in... More »

Jeter Ties Gehrig for Yankees Hit Record

(Newser) - Derek Jeter and Lou Gehrig are tied at the top. Jeter matched the New York Yankees record for hits with a seventh-inning single tonight against Tampa Bay. Jeter's third hit of the game gave him 2,721 in a Yankees uniform, tying a mark held by Gehrig for more than... More »

MLB Fetes Gehrig's 'Luckiest Man' Speech at 70

(Newser) - Major League Baseball will honor the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s “luckiest man” retirement speech tomorrow, part of a campaign against the disease that now bears his name, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. “It’s one of the great moments in American sports and, arguably, American popular culture,... More »

Can Baseball Save America —Again?

(Newser) - Players like Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth inspired America to endure the Great Depression, but with the season kicking off tonight, can overpaid and steroid-ridden players still mean something in hard times? Eric Spitznagel hits the spring training circuit for Vanity Fair to find out—and puts the question to... More »

A-Rod Slams 30th as Yanks Bedevil Angels

Hot corner-tender surpasses Gehrig in 12-run shutout

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez inked 4 RBIs and hammered an MLB-leading 30th home run in a 12-0 shellacking of Ervin Santana and the Angels yesterday. The blast lifts A-rod to 22nd on the all-time list, besting Lou Gehrig and giving him the most home runs by a pinstriper at the All-Star break... More »

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