Question #18 3 Points Lou Gehrig did not start his streak on the day that he went in for Wally Pipp. He actually played in the game before. Who did he did he replace in that game, and how did he replace him?
Answer #18 On June 1, 1925, Gehrig was sent in to pinch hit for light-hitting shortstop Paul "Pee Wee" Wanninger. The next day, June 2, Yankee manager Miller Huggins started Gehrig in place of regular first baseman Wally Pipp.
Answer #19 Johnnie LeMaster of the SF Giants in July of 1979. The Giants were playing poorly and the unhappy fans had taken to booing the team with regularity...so LeMaster took the field wearing the letters "BOO" on his uniform back. It was just a one game deal.
A couple of you put June 17th, 1979. If you could show me a source, I may accept it.