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Discovered by 22.09.1981 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 27735 (28.08.1996)
Named in memory of Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig (1903-1941), professional U.S. baseball player. From 1925 to 1939 Gehrig appeared in 2130 consecutive games for the New York Yankees, a reliability record that remained unbroken until 1995. Gehrig was consistent left-handed batsman, with a career average of 0.340, but his career was ended prematurely as a result of amyothropic lateral sclerosis ("Lou Gehrig's Disease"). Name suggested by G. V. Williams, who made the identifications involving this object, and T. B. Spahr.