Lou Gehrig Baseball Superstars

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Like a powerful locomotive, Lou Gehrig slugged his way through 14 seasons as the pride of the New York Yankees. Never missing a game, the six-time All-Star holds several Major League Baseball records. Refusing to see himself as a natural, Gehrig achieved greatness through his unwavering dedication to the game he loved. Then, suddenly, the Iron Man began to rust. The home runs ceased. The hits became misses. Gehrig had contracted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Harnessing the strength he had displayed on ...
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Overview

Like a powerful locomotive, Lou Gehrig slugged his way through 14 seasons as the pride of the New York Yankees. Never missing a game, the six-time All-Star holds several Major League Baseball records. Refusing to see himself as a natural, Gehrig achieved greatness through his unwavering dedication to the game he loved. Then, suddenly, the Iron Man began to rust. The home runs ceased. The hits became misses. Gehrig had contracted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Harnessing the strength he had displayed on the baseball diamond, Gehrig struggled onward with dignity and purpose. Although the disease that now bears his name ultimately took Lou Gehrig's life, it did not extinguish his spirit or his legacy.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780791098981
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Baseball Superstars Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 136
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Grand Slam 1

2 Columbia Lou 13

3 From the Majors to the Minors 24

4 Let the Streak Begin 35

5 Getting a Grip 46

6 Murderers' Row 56

7 In the Shadow of the Babe 67

8 New Gal in Town 79

9 Iron Horse 89

10 The Pride of the Yankees 100

Statistics 111

Chronology and Timeline 112

Glossary 115

Bibliography 119

Further Reading 123

Index 126

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