Lou Gehrig

These are Gehrig’s RBI totals for 1926 through 1938: 109, 173, 147, 125, 173, 185, 151, 140, 166, 120, 152, 158, 114. He 5 times led the American League in on-base percentage; for his career he had a .447 OBP. Gehrig walked at least 100 times in a season 9 different times, and had 200 hits and 100 walks in 7 different seasons. Those numbers are quite impressive but not all that surprising. What is surprising, when looking at his Retrosheet page, is to see that Gehrig was ejected from 9 games in his career. Perhaps one of those times he came close to being suspended and ending his consecutive games played streak.

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