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Geh·rig(gĕr′ĭg), Henry Louis Known as "Lou." 1903-1941.
American baseball player. In his 17 years with the New York Yankees (1923-1939) he played in 2,130 consecutive games, earned a career batting average of .340, and hit 23 grand slams.
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Henry Louis ( “Lou” ), 1903–41, U.S. baseball player.
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