1981 SM. Discovered 1981 Sept. 22 by A. Mrkos at Klet.

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 a consistent left-handed batsman, with a career average of 0.340, but his career was ended prematurely as a result of amyothrophic lateral sclerosis ("Lou Gehrig's Disease"). (M 27735)

Name suggested by G. V. Williams, who made the identifications involving this object, and T. B. Spahr.

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