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Today in Baseball History – May 2nd

Today in Baseball History – May 2nd

May 2, 1939 – Lou Gehrig ends his consecutive-game streak at 2,130 when he voluntarily benches himself. His replacement is Babe Dahlgren who hits a home run as the Yankees rout Detroit 22-2.

His record would stand for 56 years until Cal Ripken Jr. would surpass it in 1995.

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