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Ellsworth Tenney Dahlgren

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[edit] Biographical Information

Babe Dahlgren is best remembered as the man who took over as the New York Yankees first baseman in 1939 when Lou Gehrig ended his legendary consecutive games-played streak.

He had a 12-year career, which included playing in the 1939 World Series, where he batted eighth in the lineup.

His best year was 1941, when he had 23 home runs and 89 RBI, split between the Boston Braves and the Chicago Cubs. No Brave that year had more than 12 home runs, while on the Cubs, he was second in homers behind Bill Nicholson.

After his playing career ended, he was a Kansas City Athletics coach in 1964.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL All-Star (1943)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1941)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1944)
  • Won two World Series with the New York Yankees (1938 & 1939; he did not play in the 1938 World Series)

[edit] Related Sites

  • [1] Article on New York Yankees' first basemen of the 1940s in The Hardball Times.
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