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    Everyone Knows Wally Pipp

    he was the 1B that Gehrig replaced. but who replaced Gehrig in the 1939 season when he became too weak to continue?

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    Babe Dahlgren

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    Dahlgren was the Red Sox' first baseman as a rookie in 1935, but was displaced in 1936 when Boston acquired Jimmie Foxx. He dropped to the minors, and in 1937 played third base for the championship Newark (International League) club. On May 2, 1939, he played first base for the Yankees in place of the ailing Lou Gehrig, whose consecutive-game string thus ended at 2,130. Dahlgren homered that day, and he remained the Yankee first baseman for two seasons. He saw regular action, mostly in the NL, through the end of WWII.

    http://www.pubdim.net/baseballlibrar...lgren_Babe.stm

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    Originally posted by BronxBaumer
    Babe Dahlgren
    I saw the Babe Play, I think the Yanks also had a guy named Buddy Hassett.

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    He passed away not too long ago...1996

    He was a very friendly talkative fellow...didn't do a whole lot of appearences...But I DO love to talk to these old guys about #4
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    correct baumer, and nice picture Gehrig. to bad Dahlgren couldn't keep up that kind of pace for the rest of the '39 season though. .235 ba, .312 obp, .377 slg. 15 hr, 71 runs 89 rbi. though if you didn't get either a hundred runs or RBI on that 39 team you were a bum.

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