|Title:||Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig|
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|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (March 29, 2005)|
Eig sets the record straight on what makes Gehrig seem larger than life. For example, the myth that Gehrig began his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played because Wally Pipp complained of a headache and was replaced by Gehrig is set straight in the book. The streak actually began the previous day when Gehrig appeared as a pinch hitter. Also, Pipp did not complain of a headache that day and instead was benched when manager Miller Huggins wanted to juggle his lineup
Luckiest Man is now the definitive life of Gehrig. Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times. Luckiest Man stands in the first rank of sports biographies. Jonathan Eig is a former senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal. A superbly told tale of the life and death of one of baseball's all-time greats. If you thought you'd heard everything there is to know about this powerful yet gentle man, grab a copy of this book and start reading. From Lou's early family life, through high school and then into baseball at Columbia and finally the Yankees, Gehrig's story is compelling, star-studded and wonderfully presented. His tragic battle with ALS, still at an age where he could easily have rewritten baseball's record book, unfolds in heartbreaking detail.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: 2010-05-11 ISBN: 9781439126448.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 669-729).
Lou Gehrig was a baseball legend-the Iron Horse, the stoic New York Yankee who was the greatest first baseman in history, a man whose consecutive-games streak was ended by a horrible disease that now bears his name.
Lou Gehrig started his professional baseball career at a time when players began to be seen as national celebrities. He is the author of ""Luckiest Man& The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig"".
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But Luckiest Man reveals that Gehrig was afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) much sooner than anyone believes, as early as the spring of 1938. Despite the illness, he didn’t miss a game that year, keeping intact his astonishing consecutive-games streak, which stood for more than half a century. In Luckiest Man, Jonathan Eig brings to life a figure whose shyness and insecurity obscured his greatness during his lifetime. Gehrig emerges as more human and more heroic than ever. Announce URL: udp://9. Despite the illness, he didn't miss a game that year, keeping intact his astonishing consecutive-games streak, which stood for more than half a century.