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Gehrig tops baseball’s most memorable moments

MasterCard and Major League Baseball teamed up to sponsor a poll for the sport's most memorable moments. Baseball fans worldwide were welcome to log onto MLB's Web site and choose their favorite moment in history.

When the polls closed baseball's original ironman Lou Gehrig appeared twice on the list. He can be found in the top five, including in the No. 1 spot. Fans voted the touching event when Gehrig's longstanding consecutive game streak was broken by Cal Ripken, Jr. as baseball's No. 1 memory. The No. 5 spot was Gehrig's "luckiest man" farewell speech, given on July 4, 1939.

To see the complete list of moments, please visit MLB's Web site. A book and DVD capturing these memorable moments, and many more, is also available for purchase.

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