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NY Yankees 6, Baltimore 2

BALTIMORE, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Bernie Williams registered his 100th RBI with a single in the sixth inning and Andy Pettitte tossed five scoreless innings Friday night as the New York Yankees

Country Music News

David Allan Coe born in Akron, Ohio, 1939. Mark Chesnutt born in Beaumont, Texas, 1963. Ernest Tubb died, 1984.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2002 with 116 to follow.
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Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Arizona 6, Chi. Cubs 2

CHICAGO, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Mexican slugger Erubiel Durazo hit his first career grand slam in the ninth inning Saturday to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to their eighth straight win, 6-2 o

Chi. Cubs 9, San Francisco 3

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Sammy Sosa hit a pair of two-run homers and Matt Clement tossed seven scoreless innings Thursday as the Chicago Cubs salvaged the finale of a three-game series

Rock News Two: The week in pop

, July 20 (UPI) -- Rapper Nelly's red-hot summer jam, "Nellyville," staved off the challenge of several newcomers to hold its place atop the Billboard 200. "Nellyville" (Fo' Reel/Universal) remained at No. 1 for a third-straight week after selling 340,000 units.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Michael Jackson, locked in a bitter dispute with his record company, Sony, has hired Los Angeles lawyer Martin Singer to join a legal "dream team" with O. J. Simpson attorney Johnnie Cochran, reports the New York Daily News.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Williams remembered as American icon

By United Press International

The almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2002 with 195 to follow.
By United Press International

Think Tanks Wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The UPI Think Tank Wrap-Up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events, and position statements released by various think t

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

American League MVP winners

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- American League Most Valuable Player Award winners:

Cancer, arthritis drugs help ALS

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A drug commonly used to treat breast cancer and an established arthritis medication show promise in treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disea
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Lou Gehrig
NYP2000100305- 03 OCTOBER 2000- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Actress Molly Ringwald attends the October 2 New York gala Tomorrow Is Tonight to support research for Lou Gehrig diease. rw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

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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