An excellent read from Vahe Gregorian in yesterday's Kansas City Star.
It's widely believed that Gehrig played his last game on April 30, 1939, when his average had tumbled to .143 after he went hitless in his 2,130th straight start. In the Yankees' next game, two days later in Detroit, Gehrig benched himself "for the good of the team." He had taken his last at-bat in the major leagues. But he managed to play once more in Yankee pinstripes.