Thirty years ago this Week, Lou Gehrig, a strapping young man only a couple of years out of Columbia University, batted for Peewee Wanninger, Yankee shortstop. He failed to get a hit. Next day Gehrig replaced Wally Pipp as first baseman of the team. This was the start of one of the most amazing baseball records in the book—a string of consecutive games played that lasted through 2,130 American League contests.
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May 30, 1955
Heavyweight perspectives, Williams vs. Snead Leadfoot Trophy, Schweinberger's vaccination, Muskellunge psychology, Model basin at work
Pitt's deceptive Arnie Sowell floats from obscurity to track fame in one uncanny moment of acceleration
And the young half-miler has such a big kick that his rival, Norwegian Audun Boysen, says: 'Take care of him—he is your next Olympic champion'
- ANNIVERSARY 51