Notes on Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig led the A.L. in hits, doubles, triples, homers, walks, intentional walks, batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage at least one season for each stat. I do not know if he’s the only player to do that. He also led the A.L. repeatedly in runs, games played (of course), and RBIs.

He hit 10+ triples in 9 of his 14 full seasons (more triples than homers in 1926), and never had fewer than 6 triples in a full season. Gehrig had 200+ hits in 8 seasons, 100+ walks in 11 seasons, and got to both levels in 7 seasons.

Given Gehrig’s heroic image, it’s a bit surprising to learn that he was ejected from 9 games, and according to Retrosheet, his 2 ejections in 1928 were tied for the most in the A.L. Look up more of his stats at http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/G/Pgehrl101.htm

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  1. Wow. Yeah, that’s a lot of ejections for a man generally portrayed as so mild mannered. Thanks for this.


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