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Thirty years ago this Week, Lou Gehrig, a strapping young man only a couple of years out of Columbia University, batted for Peewee Wanninger, Yankee shortstop. He failed to get a hit. Next day Gehrig replaced Wally Pipp as first baseman of the team. This was the start of one of the most amazing baseball records in the book—a string of consecutive games played that lasted through 2,130 American League contests.