Starting Nine: Steel of the Iron Horse
Following an 0-for-4 day at the plate that saw his season average drop to .143, Yankee star Lou Gehrig sat in front of his Yankee Stadium locker on April 30, 1939 following a 3-2 loss to the Washington Senators.
It was Gehrig’s 2,130th consecutive game played. And it was his last.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The Hall of Fame's Starting Nine is a lineup of must-see artifacts from our vast collection containing tens of thousands of pieces that preserve the magical moments and memorable stories of our National Pastime. Our curators have spent countless hours hand-picking special objects from every major league team to create a lineup of pieces you simply won’t believe we have!