By William C. Kashatus
Lou Gehrig's checklist for consecutive video games performed stood for many years till Cal Ripken Jr. broke it in 1995. most folks bear in mind Gehrig for this checklist, or for the ailment that claimed his lifestyles (and now bears his name). yet what many overlook is how prolific a hitter he was once. The son of German immigrants, Gehrig rose from inauspicious beginnings to develop into a scholar-athlete at Columbia collage, after which moved to significant League Baseball, the place he knocked in nearly 2,000 runs and helped his staff win six international championships. William Kashatus recounts the perserverance and poise of a lifestyles which ended tragically, but heroically. Written in cooperation with George Pollack, the attorney for the Gehrig property, this biography presents a helpful addition to the research of a permanent American activities legend.
The ultimate chapters learn the construction of the player's legend via literature and picture and in addition replace the reader at the on-going struggle opposed to ALS.
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Gehrig quoted in Robinson, Iron Horse, 81. 41. , 80. 42. Miller Huggins quoted in Robinson, Iron Horse, 82. 43. Ibid. 44. Bak, American Classic, 45. 45. Honig, Power Hitters, 27. 46. Bak, American Classic, 46. 47. Gallagher and LaConte, Yankee Encyclopedia, 377. 48. stm (2002). Fortunately for the Yankees, the Red Sox rejected the Todt deal. 278 in six years as the Red Sox regular first baseman. 49. Robinson, Iron Horse, 84. The trade rumor involving Urban Shocker was floated by Bozeman Bulger of the New York Evening World in December 1924.
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41 After he spent his last few dollars, Gehrig went out looking for a part-time job waiting on tables. ”42 He also arranged for Lou to room with Benny Bengough, a 26-year-old catcher who had joined the Yankees the year before. They soon became good friends. When the Yankees went north to begin the season, Gehrig was still unsure of his status. A few days before the opener Huggins told him of his intentions to send him back to the minors to gain more playing experience. ”43 Before he returned to Hartford, Gehrig collected six hits in a dozen at-bats.