Lou Gehrig Day

Celebrate Lou Gehrig Day with the Golden West Chapter!

Celebrate Lou Gehrig Day with the Golden West Chapter!

This June, the third annual Lou Gehrig Day is being celebrated throughout Major League Baseball (MLB) ballparks!
The focus of this league-wide annual event is honoring the legacy of Gehrig and all those lost to the disease that bears his name; raising awareness and funds; and celebrating the individuals and groups who are advancing the search for effective treatments and cures for ALS. 

Lou Gehrig was a record-setting player for the New York Yankees, known as “The Iron Horse” for his incredible streak of 2,130 consecutive games. In 2021, MLB designated June 2 as Lou Gehrig Day, as it is the anniversary of when Gehrig became the Yankees’ starting first baseman in 1925. It also marks his death in 1941, at the age of 37, after a two year battle with ALS.

On Lou Gehrig Day, each home Club will host ceremonies and display “4-ALS” logos in ballparks, commemorating Gehrig’s uniform number “4.” Additionally, all players, managers and coaches will wear a special patch on uniforms during the game.

We are commemorating Lou Gehrig Day on three different dates with our MLB teams partners. Additional details about ceremonial elements, activations, and tickets will be announced when available. Please check each event for more details! For questions, contact us at baseball@alsagoldenwest.org.