Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Lou Gehrig's perseverance is legendary. During 14 years as a first baseman for the New York Yankees, he didn't miss a single game, earning him the nickname Iron Horse and helping him to set what was then a world record: 2,130 consecutive games played. Adler's powerful biographical story traces Gehrig's life, from childhood through his illustrious career with the Yankees to his struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and his tragic death at age 37. Full-color illustrations.

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Lou Gehrig was a Yankees ball player who was a baseball star. At a young age he is diagnosed with a disease that will take his life but insists that he is still the luckiest man alive. This is a good ... Read full review

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This precious book describes the famous baseball player, Lou Gehrig and his experience with ALS. The book even mentions his famous speech and gives hope for those who feel sorry for him and what he ... Read full review

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DAVID ADLER has written more than a hundred books, including Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man and Mama Played Baseball. He lives on Long Island, New York.

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