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Old 08-17-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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(CNN) -- With his head bowed and a barely detectable quiver in his voice, the baseball player known as the "Iron Horse" devastated the crowd at Yankee Stadium, not by hitting a home run, but by announcing that he was dying.

It was July 4, 1939, and Lou Gehrig, a first baseman for the New York Yankees, had reached the end of a storied career.

Did concussions play role in Lou Gehrig's disease? - CNN.com
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