By Paul Gallico
A touching tribute to 1 of the best ballplayers of all time
For seventeen seasons, Lou Gehrig used to be the guts and soul of the hot York Yankees. The power-hitting first baseman donned the pinstripes for 2,130 consecutive video games, a streak that earned him the nickname "the Iron Horse" and went unbroken for greater than 5 many years. global sequence champion, All-Star, American League most respected participant, Triple Crown winner-the checklist of Gehrig's on-field achievements is impressive. yet he's most sensible remembered for the grace and the power with which he confronted an insurmountable problem off the sphere: the sickness that ended his profession and which now bears his name.
When he retired on April 30, 1939, Lou Gehrig known as himself "the luckiest guy at the face of the earth." His phrases proceed to resonate greater than seventy-five years when they have been spoken. during this heartfelt biography, which used to be the root for the Academy Award–winning movie The delight of the Yankees, starring Gary Cooper, mythical sportswriter Paul Gallico tells the tale of ways a son of German immigrants rose to the top of greatness in America's hobby and encouraged the country as no different athlete ever has.
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