Season 1 Episode 2

Risk Tolerance

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 20, 2005 on ESPN



  • Allusions

    • Matador: Even Wally Pipp wasn't dumb enough to bring Lou Gehrig to batting practice.
      Lou Gehring is a Hall of Fame baseball player who is known as "The Iron Horse." He earned the name after starting a record 2,130 consecutive baseball games. The record stood for 56 years until it was broken by Cal Ripken. Gehrig's streak began when he pinch-hit for Pee-Wee Wanninger on June 1, 1925. The next day, regular first baseman Wally Pipp was benched, so Gehrig started at first base; he would remain there until 1939.