Lou Gehrig By: Bryson Shive

"I might of had a tough break; but I have an awful lot to live for."


Lou Gehrig, born June 19, 1903 and died June 2, 1941 to ALS. He was a great ball player with early influences such as his parents Henrich and Christina Gehrig. They showed him the ropes to baseball that would take him to the hall of fame.

He was a very educated young man with his mom always at his side influencing him to peruse a good education. Which he did graduating from high school and enrolling at Columbia University, studied engineering, and took another step into his major league success and the hall of fame. He put up and outstanding batting average at (.340), hit 493 home runs, put up 1995 RBI's, with patience at the plate he walked 1508 times, hit 163 triples, and appeared in 2,130 consecutive games.

Over all Lou Gehrig set high standards and put up great competition for other professional athletes to play against. The "Iron House" put an impact on baseball forever.

Lou once said "The ball player who looses his head, can't keep his cool, is worse than no ball player at all."





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