Darrell Moody
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April 18, 2013
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Tucker is Senators’ ‘Mr. Dependable’

When Gehrig Tucker was 8, he and his father were watching a television program about New York Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig. “That’s when he told me I was named after him (Lou Gehrig),” said the younger Tucker prior to Carson’s baseball practice on Thursday. For all you non-baseball folks, Lou Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive games for the Yankees from 1925 to 1939. The record stood until Sept. 6, 1995, when it was surpassed by Cal Ripken, Jr. His durability earned him the nickname the “Iron Horse”, and Tucker, a junior, has been a picture of durability in his …

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