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1. Lou Gehrig was born in the same year as the first World Series. When was it?
2. Gehrig played in only 13 games for the Yankees in his first season. Which season was it?
3. Contrary to popular belief, Lou's consecutive game streak did not begin when the substituted for an ailing first baseman. His streak began a day earlier when he pinch-hit for which Yankee shortstop?
4. Gehrig substituted for Wally Pipp the day after his consecutive game streak began. Why did he substitute for the first baseman Pipp?
5. Gehrig's streak almost ended on July 25, 1925. Not being in the line-up, why did he end up substituting for a teammate in the ninth inning of that game?
6. When Lou reached 1307 consecutive games, he broke the previous AL record set by Everett Scott in 1924. Which team did Scott play for when the streak of his own stopped?
7. On May 2, 1939, Lou Gehrig removed himself from the line-up. Who started and played the entire game at first base instead of Gehrig?
8. Babe Ruth's tremendous 60 home run season in 1927 much overshadowed Gehrig's performance. The sportswriters were continuously passing on Lou for interviews with Ruth, which didn't bother him at all. How many home runs did Gehrig hit in the 1927 season?
9. Once Gehrig's consecutive game streak was off and running, he played first base the entire period except for one game. In that game on September 28, 1930, Harry Rice played first base. Where did Lou play?
10. June 2, 1941, brought sadness to the world when Gehrig died of his neuromuscular disease with wife Eleanor at his side. Which of the following statements is not true?
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