Wally Pipp

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Birthday
17, 1893
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jan 11, 1965 (71)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1893
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jan 11, 1965 (71)

About

Former Major League Baseball player who gained legendary status when a day of rest caused him to lose his job to future legend, Lou Gehrig.

Before Fame

He played briefly in the Major Leagues before graduating from The Catholic University of America.

Trivia

His day off due to a headache led to Lou Gehrig's amazing streak of 2,130 games, and to him losing his starting job.

Family Life

He was buried at Woodland Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Associated With

He will forever be linked to the legendary Lou Gehrig as part of baseball lore.