Saturday, January 24, 2015

Top 5 Players To Ever Play The Game - #4

#4 - Lou Gehrig - "The Iron Horse"

If it weren't for the deadly disease he contracted known as ALS, or Lou Gehrigs disease, Gehrig would have been at the top of many lists. He ended his career with 2721 hits, which still is second, next to Derek Jeter who had 3465 hits. Lou Gehrig played his last game at the age of 35, and without his shortened career, he probably would've played past the age of 40. That's another 6 years added to his career, each year with 200 hits. He might have even made it to 4000 hits! Plus, his home run total would've been at least 600, probably even more. When you look at it that way, it's crazy to think he would have been an even better player then he already was! The way his career was going, he would have more hits then Derek Jeter, maybe more home runs then Babe Ruth, and would've gone down as one of the best players in MLB history. Just imagine what could have happened. Gehrig most certainly deserves a spot on this list. He wasn't like Ruth, who wasn't the nicest player. Gehrig was full of class. I can't say anything since I didn't see him play, as most bloggers didn't, but it's safe to say he deserves #4. 

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