Lou Gehrig Bio, Age, Height, Education, Career & Net Worth

Biography of Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees (1923–1939). Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, which earned him his nickname “The Iron Horse.” He was an All-Star seven consecutive times, a Triple Crown winner once, an American League (AL) Most Valuable Player twice, and a member of six World Series champion teams.

He had a career .340 batting average, .632 slugging average, and a .447 on-base average. He hit 493 home runs and had 1,995 runs batted in (RBI). He still has the highest ratio of runs scored plus runs batted in per 100 plate appearances (35.08) and per 100 games (156.7) among Hall of Fame players. In 1939, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and was the first MLB player to have his uniform number (4) retired by a team.

Full NameHenry Louis Gehrig
ProfessionAmerican professional baseball first baseman
Known As
Lou Gehrig
Age37 years
Date of Birth and DeathJune 19, 1903 & June 2, 1941
Zodiac SignGemini
Birth Place & Death PlaceYorkville, New York, United States & Riverdale, New York, United States

Early life

Gehrig was born in 1903 at 309 East 94th Street in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan; he weighed almost 14 pounds (6.4 kg) at birth. He was the second of four children of German immigrants, Christina Foch (1881–1954) and Heinrich Gehrig (1867–1946). His father was a sheet-metal worker by trade who was frequently unemployed due to alcoholism and epilepsy, and his mother, a maid, was the main breadwinner and disciplinarian in the family.

His two sisters died at an early age from whooping cough and measles; a brother also died in infancy. From an early age, Gehrig helped his mother with work, doing tasks such as folding laundry and picking up supplies from the local stores. Gehrig spoke German during his childhood, not learning English until the age of five. In 1910 he lived with his parents at 2266 Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights. In 1920 the family resided on 8th Avenue in Manhattan. His name was often anglicized to Henry Louis Gehrig and he was known as “Lou” so he would not be confused with his identically-named father, who was known as Henry.

Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig

Body Measurement

Below we have updated Gehrig’s Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Eye Color, Hair Color, Shoe & Dress size as soon as possible.

Physical Status
Height1.83 m
Weight91 kg
Body MeasurementsN/A
Eye ColorN/A
Hair ColorN/A
Shoe SizeN/A
Dress SizeN/A


We have updated the school and College/ University of Lou Gehrig which are listed below:

College/UniversityColumbia University


According to our Database, Gehrig has no children. And our team is unknown to his father, mother, and siblings.

FatherHeinrich Gehrig
MotherChristina Gehrig
SiblingNot Known

Where One Can Follow Him?

Gehrig seems active on Twitter and Instagram. He frequently uploads his pictures, post, and videos in his authentic Twitter and Instagram account.


Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no rumors and scandals about Lou Gehrig.

Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig

Relationship Status

He got married to Eleanor Gehrig (m. 1933–1941).

Later life

Lou and Eleanor Gehrig’s headstone in Kensico Cemetery (the year of his birth was erroneously inscribed as “1905”)
Gehrig played his last game for the Yankees on April 30, 1939. On July 11 of that year, he appeared at the All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium as the American League team captain (officially on the roster as a reserve player), exchanging lineup cards prior to the game.


At 10:10 p.m. on June 2, 1941, Gehrig died at his home at 5204 Delafield Avenue in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York. Upon hearing the news, Babe Ruth and his wife Claire went to the Gehrig house to console Eleanor. Mayor La Guardia ordered flags in New York to be flown at half-staff, and major-league ballparks around the nation did likewise.

Thousands viewed Gehrig’s body at the Church of the Divine Paternity; Ruth cut in line ahead of everyone and wept in front of the casket. Following the funeral across the street from his house at Christ Episcopal Church of Riverdale, Gehrig’s remains were cremated on June 4 at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York, which is 21 miles (34 km) north of Yankee Stadium in suburban Westchester County. Gehrig’s ashes were locked into a crypt in the stone monument marking his grave.

What is Lou Gehrig’s Net Worth?

Lou Gehrig’s net worth has been growing significantly in 2019-20. So, how much is Lou Gehrig’s Net Worth? What is Lou Gehrig’s salary per year and how rich is he at the age of (-) years old? We have estimated Lou Gehrig net worth, money, income, and assets for 2019-20 below:

Net Worth in 2020$100 Million
Salary in 2020Under Review
Net Worth in 2019Under Review
Salary in 2019Under Review
Source of IncomeBaseball Player
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