|(5891)||Gehrig = 1981 SM|
Discovered 1981 September 22 by A. Mrkos at Kle.
|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.|
|(MPC 27735 | 1996 August 28)|