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Ex-Leafs star Salming diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs disease

TORONTO --  Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Borje Salming has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrigs disease, the team announced Wednesday. I have received news that has shaken my family and me, Salming said in a statement. In an instant, everything changed.
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New York's Mount Rushmore of Sports: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Lawrence Taylor, Walt Frazier voted best of the best

The SN Rushmore project named four pro athletes from the 13 cities that have had at least four of the following five leagues represented for at least 20 years — NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA. While there were no hard-and-fast rules pertaining to the athletes selected, our panel of experts considered individual resumes, team success and legacy within the sports landscape of each city. Multiple players from the same franchise were allowed, and not every franchise needed to be represented. All sports fans have an opinion on this topic. This is ours.
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Yankee Legend Lou Gehrig Once Owned This New Rochelle Charmer Now Up for Sale

A 17-season star for the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig’s legendary status in the baseball world lives on and on. In the realm of real estate, however, Gehrig’s moves are lesser known. This New Rochelle home he purchased in 1927 is a charming residence just 14 miles north of Yankee Stadium. Almst 100 years since he acquired it, the redone home is listed for $1.459 million.

Lou Gehrig hit the first of his record 23 grand slam homers

1925  Lou Gehrig hit the first of his major league record 23 grand slam homers as the New York Yankees posted an 11-7 triumph over the Washington Senators. 1930  Pie Traynor won both ends of a doubleheader for the Pittsburgh Pirates with home runs. In the first game, Traynor homered in the ninth and in the second game, he connected in the 13th.

Learn About New York Native Lou Gehrig

Henry Louis Gehrig, who played first base for the New York Yankees from 1923 to 1939, was an American professional baseball player. He was born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig on June 19, 1903. Gehrig was known for both his power as a hitter and his tenacity, earning him the moniker the Iron Horse. He was a member of six World Series champion teams, an American League Most Valuable Player twice, a Triple Crown winner once, and an All-Star seven times in a row.