Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

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Harcourt Brace, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Throughout eight years of grade school, he never missed a single day. During fourteen years as a first baseman for the New York Yankees, he didn't miss a single game. Lou Gehrig's stamina earned him the nickname Iron Horse and helped him set what was then a world record - 2130 consecutive games. Lou considered himself a very lucky man indeed - even though on his thirty-sixth birthday he was diagnosed with a rare and deadly disease of the central nervous system.

Steadfast, courageous, and modest, Lou Gehrig inspired many people. But perhaps what most deeply moved his admirers was the grace with which he faced the biggest challenge of them all.

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User Review  - Hhaddad1 - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - Gamino - LibraryThing

This story recounts the incredible story of one of the most beloved baseball players. This book should be used with student’s grades 3-5. It could be used as a part of a lesson over historical figures ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

DAVID A. ADLER lives in New York.

TERRY WIDENER lives in Texas.

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