FC: The Iron Horse "Lou Gehrig" By, Joey Devlin
1: Basic Information | Lou Gehrig died on June 2, 1941 of A.L.S in Riverdale, NY | Most Famous for | Lou was famous for being one of the best first baseman's ever. He was also famous for his fatal disease, Lou Gehrig's disease or A.L.S | Born | In a not so small town on the east coast, on a very special day, June 19, 1903 to be exact, Lou Gehrig was born. That town, the city that never sleeps, was New York City. | Death
2: Friends and Family | The best of friends!!! | Babe and Lou | Lou's parents Christina Fack (Left) and Hienrich Gehrig (Right) | Joe Dimaggio
3: Word to describe him!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Non-giver-upper | Example 1. Lou had A.L.S. He fought so hard to keep playing baseball, he did, until he could not go on any longer.
4: Another word to describe him! | Humble!! | Examples 1. Lou Gehrig never bragged, always kept his head held high in the face of defeat, and never dissed anyone. | 2. He was the best at his job and never bragged about it
5: You guessed it, another word to describe Lou Gehrig | True First Baseman!!! | Example 1. As a first baseman Lou had 19,525 put outs and a minimal 196 errors. | 2. He such a good first baseman that watching him was like a gift from god, one person said.
6: Other Facts and Quotes | "I might have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for" - Lou Gehrig | "Gehrig had one advantage over me. He was a better ball player" -Baseball player Gil hodges | He was symbol of indestructibility - a Gibraltar in cleats." -- columnist Jim Murray
7: Time Line | June 19, 1903- Lou Gehrig is born June 1921- Lou was put on probation June 15 1923- Lou's Major league Debut 1927- Lou sets Mlb Major league record for RbI's October 5, 1927- Lou's first world series win September 29, 1933- Lou gets married 1939- Lou gets diagnosed with ALS April 1, 1939- Lou's 2,130 consecutive game streak comes to an end 1939- Lou is elected into the hall of fame July 4, 1939- Lou gives his farewell speech to baseball June 2, 1941- Lou Gehrig dies of ALS
8: Dear Journal | First Day Of Spring Training Today was our first day of spring training. The Manager found out that i was low on money and decided to pay me before spring training rather that after. They gave me 3000 dollars!!! Tonight i am planning to go out to a restaraunt with a guy named Babe Ruth. He seems to be a quality guy. Also he's rich. He had been playing with the Yankees for a long time now. Anyways i am going to get a big steak and a large coke. Tommrow i am going to send $500 to my mom for her birth day.
9: Lou Born in New York City Child of Heinrich Gehrig and Christina Fack Lived in apartment in New York City Over came the helpless feeling from his disease Worked as a major league baseball player Challenged by Babe Ruth Had blue eyes, brown hair, was 6ft tall and weighed 200lbs Always played baseball with the best attitude Never backed down from a challenge Best known for A.L.S or Lou Gehrig's disease Gehrig | Bio Poem
10: Dear Lou, | Lou I think your a hero because, one, I play baseball and you being one of the best players to ever step foot on a baseball field makes me worship you. Two, you were such and inspiration to so many people, including me, and i want to do the exact same thing. 3, every thing that you did was observed by someone which means you were a very big public influence. That is why I chose you as my hero, and that with many other reasons is why so many people chose you as a hero.
11: Bibliography | 1. http://lougehrig.com/index.php 2.http://www.biography.com/articles/Lou-Gehrig-9308266 3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Gehrig