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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The auto industry had gone into the tank and no one was sure it could climb back out this time. As layoffs mounted, despair became a dinner guest in so many homes. Once more, it was the ballpark that was a beacon. It was the year of The Wave. It may have started in another part of the country, in some other stadium. But it was at Michigan and Trumbull that it swelled to its greatest height. It is a tired sports cliche now. But when The Wave was new, as the Tigers started the season at 35-5 and the fever raged through this area as never before, it was a thrilling sight to watch as it made its way around the park.

The pitching staff included three 20-game winners and an 18-gamer. Between the four, they accounted for all but four of the team's 92 victories that year. Page 27 Page 28 Always the bridesmaid 1908 The 1907 American League pennant is paraded around Bennett Park before a game. Despite a star-studded lineup that included the likes of Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford and twenty-game winners Bill Donovan, Ed Killian and George Mullins, the Tigers would repeat the ritual the next two years but wouldn't get an opportunity to hoist a World Series flag until 1935.

367) in major-league history, a mark that still stands. Page 21 Page 22 The original freebie Date Unknown Don't have a ticket? Some Detroiters before the turn of the century got a chance to see the Tigers play anyway at Boulevard Park, the original home of the Tigers at the corner of Lafayette and Helen Streets. The wooden structure would last until 1895, when team owner George Vanderbeck purchased the land at Michigan and Trumbull and began construction of Bennett Park. Page 23 Page 24 You can't catch me 1904 Ty Cobb was safe at home in this close play at the plate, sliding deftly under the tag of Boston catcher Lou Criger in a game at Bennett Park.

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