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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Injuries can't stop Iron Horse from three triples
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

June 30, 1934

After being beaned in an exhibition game yesterday in Norfolk, Va., Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak of 1,414 is in jeopardy. But when X-rays this morning fail to disclose any serious injury, Gehrig ignores advice that he take a day off. With a mania for extending his streak, the Iron Horse starts at first base for the Yankees against the Senators.

Despite a slight headache, Gehrig wallops three triples, one to each field, in helping the Yankees take a 4-1 lead after 4 1/2 innings in Washington. In the bottom of the fifth, rookie pitcher Johnny Murphy walks the first two Senators and goes to 2-2 on Joe Cronin, but that's as far as the game gets.

Heavy winds and a severe rainstorm force the game to be postponed, nullifying Gehrig's three triples and, temporarily, Game No. 1,415 in his streak.

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