Rich: If he didn’t come down with ALS, Gehrig might have surpassed Ruth in career numbers for almost everything. He was a consistent Triple Crown threat throughout his entire career. Gehrig is easily the best first baseman to every play the game.
Wesley: Gehrig was known as the “Iron Horse”, who played in 2,130 consecutive games, then the most all-time (Cal Ripken Jr.). The 6-time World Series champion hit .340 throughout his career with 493 home runs. One of his more outstanding stats was his career .447 OBP. He certainly knew how to get himself on base, something that many admired.
Derrick: One of the greatest of all-time who tragically had his career and life shortened by a disease named after him (commonly known as ALS). Gehrig was extremely durable and held the record for consecutive games played (2,130) until he was surpassed by Cal Ripken Jr. An outstanding hitter that could hit for both average and power, Gehrig finished with a .340 batting average, just under 500 homers, just under 2,000 RBI, and a slugging pct. of .632. A two-time AL MVP, a Triple Crown Winner and a 7-time All-Star, Gehrig was one of the best offensive first basemen of all-time.
Adam: Unfortunately the disease named after him cut his career short however being one of the greatest of all-time is not up for debate. Just short of 500 home runs and a .340 lifetime BA are just tips of his statistical iceberg.
Kimani: One of the greatest offensive players in baseball history.He ranks 2nd all-time in career RBI with 1995. He had two of the four best single-season RBI totals ever – despite the fact that he batted behind Babe Ruth! He also ranks in the top-5 all-time in slugging and on-base percentage; and top-10 in runs scored. And his career .340 batting average isn’t too shabby either.
In one of only two unanimous vote tallies for a position, Lou Gehrig is named as the starting first baseman on the Sports Unbiased MLB All-Time Starting Lineup
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