MLB Announce June 2 As Lou Gehrig Day
Provided By - Video Elephant on March 05, 2021
Major League Baseball has announced that June 2 will now be known as “Lou Gehrig Day” on the MLB calendar.
The league-wide event will celebrate the legacy of the legendary first baseman and also raise funds to help fight ALS.
While ALS has been closely identified with our game since Lou’s legendary career, the pressing need to find a cure remains, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Players, managers, and coaches will wear a special patch and red “4-ALS” wristbands.
June 2 is the date Gehrig became a regular first baseman for the Yankees in 1925 and also the day he passed away in 1941.
Gehrig joins Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente as the only players to have a day honoring them in the MLB.
Further details for events taking place at each ballpark will be announced at a future date.