May 2, 1939
Lou Gehrig’s consecutive-game streak ends at 2,130 when he voluntarily benches himself for the good of the team. His replacement, Babe Dahlgren, hit a homer and a double in the game, and the Yankees went on to beat the Tigers 22-2.

May 2, 1939

Lou Gehrig’s consecutive-game streak ends at 2,130 when he voluntarily benches himself for the good of the team. His replacement, Babe Dahlgren, hit a homer and a double in the game, and the Yankees went on to beat the Tigers 22-2.