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MLB: New York Yankees 5, San Francisco 1

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez became baseball's all-time grand slam leader Friday, connecting on the 24th of his career to lead the New York Yankees over San Francisco 5-1.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
By United Press International
Cal Ripken increases reward for info on mom's kidnapper

Cal Ripken increases reward for info on mom's kidnapper

ABERDEEN, Md., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Longtime Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. announced Thursday the reward for information on his mother's kidnapping last year is now $100,000.

Illinois is 20th state to legalize medical marijuana

CHICAGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Illinois Thursday became the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana when Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill supporters say is the strictest in the nation.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 4, 2013.
By United Press International
N.Y. state lab creates way for paralyzed to email using brainwaves

N.Y. state lab creates way for paralyzed to email using brainwaves

ALBANY, N.Y., July 1 (UPI) -- After 30 years of research, a New York state laboratory says it's developed technology for the sick and paralyzed who cannot talk to email using brainwaves.
Obama, Merkel exchange toasts in Berlin

Obama, Merkel exchange toasts in Berlin

BERLIN, June 19 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during an exchange of toasts Wednesday in Berlin, said U.S. President Barack Obama embodies "the image of the United States."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
By United Press International

Radio station fires hosts after mocking ALS-stricken former NFLer

ATLANTA, June 17 (UPI) -- An Atlanta radio station Monday fired three sports show personalities after they mocked a former NFL player suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease.

Former Mass. Gov. Paul Cellucci dies at 65 of Lou Gehrig's disease

HUDSON, Mass., June 9 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Argeo Paul Cellucci has died at his home after battling Lou Gehrig's disease for five years, family friends said. He was 65.

Cyanide poisoning suspected in death if Pittsburgh physician

PITTSBURGH, May 4 (UPI) -- Investigators said they are treating the "highly suspicious" death of a Pittsburgh doctor from apparent cyanide poisoning as a homicide.

ATP President Brad Drewett dies at age 54

SYDNEY, May 3 (UPI) -- ATP Executive Chairman and President Brad Drewett, died Friday in Sydney of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, the ATP said. He was 54.

Cell study research targets ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease

EVANSTON, Ill., April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say dressing brain neurons in fluorescent "jackets" could improve understanding of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
By United Press International

Illinois Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch dies

CHICAGO, March 5 (UPI) -- Illinois Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch, a reformer who became the first woman to win her party's nomination for governor, died Tuesday. She was 86.
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Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), nicknamed "The Iron Horse" for his durability, was an American Major League Baseball first baseman. He played his entire 17-year baseball career for the New York Yankees (1923–1939). Gehrig set several major league records. He holds the record for most career grand slams (23). Gehrig is chiefly remembered for his prowess as a hitter, his consecutive games-played record and its subsequent longevity, and the pathos of his farewell from baseball at age 36, when he was stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Gehrig was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. In 1969 he was voted the greatest first baseman of all time by the Baseball Writers' Association, and was the leading vote-getter on the Major League Baseball All-Century Team, chosen by fans in 1999.

A native of New York City, he played for the New York Yankees until his career was cut short by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), now commonly known in the United States and Canada as Lou Gehrig's disease. Over a 15-season span from 1925 through 1939, he played in 2,130 consecutive games, the streak ending only when Gehrig became disabled by the fatal neuromuscular disease that claimed his life two years later. His streak, long considered one of baseball's few unbreakable records, stood for 56 years, until finally broken by Cal Ripken, Jr., of the Baltimore Orioles on September 6, 1995.

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