ESPN will commemorate Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig tonight, June 2, on Wednesday Night Baseball on the inaugural Lou Gehrig Day.



What’s Happening:

  • ESPN has announced that they will commemorate Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig on Wednesday Night Baseball during the Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros telecast at 8:00 pm ET.
  • The telecast will feature vignettes around Gehrig’s career and the movement to end ALS.
  • There will also be an outline of Kurkjian’s “need to know facts” about Gehrig and a look back at player Pete Frates’s activism and viral “Ice Bucket Challenge.”
  • Special guests will join the telecast including ESPN commentator Jon “Boog” Sciambi, Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty, Calgary Flames Assistant GM Chris Snow, and Cal Ripken Jr.
  • Gehrig’s New York Yankees will be in action hosting the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN+.
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