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Lou Gehrig: Iron Horse of Baseball (Sterling Biographies Series)
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Lou Gehrig: Iron Horse of Baseball (Sterling Biographies Series)

by James Buckley Jr
 

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A streak of 2,130 consecutive games played. Several World Series wins—including a four-game sweep. An American League single-season batting record that still stands. And that’s only a few of Lou Gehrig’s many achievements. Though illness sapped his strength, it never killed his spirit. Written by one of America’s leading sportswriters, this

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A streak of 2,130 consecutive games played. Several World Series wins—including a four-game sweep. An American League single-season batting record that still stands. And that’s only a few of Lou Gehrig’s many achievements. Though illness sapped his strength, it never killed his spirit. Written by one of America’s leading sportswriters, this biography of baseball’s “Iron Horse” will inspire and touch kids as it reveals:

- Gehrig’s childhood gymnastic workouts at a special German gym called a turnverein

- How his incredible batting ability turned his high school team into a sensation

- His lifelong struggle with shyness

- The “Great Home Run Derby” with Babe Ruth—perhaps baseball’s most astonishing competition ever

- The tragic ailment that ended his career--and life



Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402763632
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Series:
Sterling Biographies Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1020L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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