Yankees to homer in 1st two games of season 1932 Lou Gehrig 1933 Lou Gehrig 1949 Tommy Henrich 1963 Elston Howard 1969 Bobby Murcer 1973 Graig Nettles 1983 Dave Winfield (first 3) 2005 Hideki Matsui 2011 Mark Teixeira (first 3) 2020 GIANCARLO STANTON
"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." 81 years ago, Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech after being diagnosed with ALS.
There are 8 Hall of Famers whose entire playing careers were spent with the Yankees: Earle Combs, Lou Gehrig, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, and... Mariano Rivera.
José Ramírez and Francisco Lindor are the first teammates to each get 80 extra-base hits in consecutive seasons since Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig did so for the Yankees in 1936-37.
73 years ago today, one of the greatest players in baseball history passed away. Here’s to a legend, Lou Gehrig.
75 years ago today, Lou Gehrig let us know why he was the "luckiest man on the face of the earth."