Lou Gehrig's The Iron Horse

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Diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig (Under the yankees baseball organization) continued on to deliver one of the most famous speeches in sports history, and aimed himself towards his fans and family. Gehrig's mom pushed her son hard and is the reason he was such a gifted athlete not only in baseball but in football as well. Although not the main star gehrig pushed himself to be one of the greats and on of the most well respected men in the MLB in his quote "Let's face it. I'm not a headline guy. I always knew that as long as I was following Babe to the plate I could have gone up there and stood on my head. No one would have noticed the difference. When the Babe was through swinging, whether he hit one or fanned, nobody…show more content…
Quiet and unassuming, Gehrig struggled to make friends with many of his colorful and spotlight-hungry Yankee teammates, especially Ruth. But his hardworking nature and ability to play through incredible pain certainly earned their respect, and earned him the nickname "The Iron Horse”. Lou Gehrig diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) shined a light on the condition. Using his skill on the field and his attitude off he has developed a legacy and a name for the disease known today as "Lou Gehrig's disease“. On June 19, 1903 Henry Louis Gehrig was born in New City in the Yorkville Manhattan area. (“Lou Gehrig”, Honoring a baseball legend) Lou’s Parents Christina and Heinrich were German immigrants who moved to their country just a few years before their sons birth. Lou Gehrig was not only good at baseball but football as well and he payed close attention to his grades in school. Lou Gehrig's Talent allowed him to gain access to the university of columbus where he studied engineering on a football Scholarship. (Kashtus, 13) Before he was the Iron Horse, Gehrig was known as Columbia Lou. Gehrig once hit a record-breaking home run for the Lions which bounced into the Journalism…show more content…
( Baseball hall of fame, The hall ) Throughout his career Lou Gehrig was given the nickname “The iron horse” as stated by his teammate George Selkirk “Lou Gehrig was a guy who could really hit the ball, was dependable and seemed so durable that many of us thought he could have played forever. Quiet and unassuming, Gehrig struggled to make friends with many of his colorful and spotlight-hungry Yankee teammates, especially Ruth. But his hardworking nature and ability to play through incredible pain certainly earned their respect, and earned him the nickname "The Iron Horse." Gehrig not only just had this nickname but he also could back it up with his game, In 1934 Lou Gehrig Won the “Triple Crown” for the most runs batted in home-runs and batting average.(“Lou Gehrig” ALS.com) Lou Gehrig was on the Yankees famous championship team the Dynasty ended with the death of manager Miller Huggins. "Lets face it. I'm not a headline guy. I always knew that as long as I was following Babe to the plate I could have gone up there and stood on my head. No one would have noticed the difference. When the Babe was through swinging, whether he hit one or fanned, nobody paid any attention to the next hitter. They all were talking about what the Babe had done." Lou enjoyed playing with great successes like Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio even though they took his glory. Gehrig was a great guy and well
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