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The Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig won two Most Valuable Player Awards, one batting title, and one triple crown. His powerhouse Yankee teams won six World Series, and he appeared in seven All-Star games (the event only first commenced midway through his career). Samuel Goldwyn made a momentous movie about his life, The Pride of the Yankees (1942), with Gary Cooper in the title role. Earlier, and before Gehrig was diagnosed with ALS, he starred as an actor playing himself in an outdoor action adventure B-Western film, Rawhide(1934). Such was the universal popularity of this great man.