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Lou Gehrig Biography • Lou Gehrig was a famous baseball player. He played for the New York Yankees for 17 years, until he was diagnosed with ALS. When he found out he had ALS he knew he had to resign. Unfortunately, Lou Gehrig died in 1941 and ALS is now called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.
Important Facts • On July 4th at Yankee Stadium they named that day “Lou Gehrig Day” • At Yankee Stadium Lou Gehrig made his famous I’m the Luckiest Man in the World speech. The speech went like this: • “Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.
About the Author The author of this presentation is Kristen Ward. I live in Springfield, Pennsylvania. I live with my mom, my dad, my two brothers, Eric and Brian, and my Shih-Tzu, Lacey. I go to Our Lady of Perpetual Help school in Morton, Pennsylvania. I love to hang out with my friends and family. My favorite sports are Volley-ball, and cheerleading . My hobbies are tumbling and shopping. I have my back-handspring. I have my back-tuck on a mat called a wedge. My favorite color is Lavender. I love traveling and drawing. In my spare time I like to play with my puppy, and my friends. My favorite foods are salad, and my mom-moms Mac-Cheese. My favorite subject in school is science. I like science because you get to learn about the earth and animals. Science
My Friend Lou Gehrig • As I walked into the ballpark with my friend Lou Gehrig, we could smell the hot-dogs and nachos all through the stadium. He was telling me how nervous he was for the big game. I was worried about him because he never was like this. I asked him why he was so nervous. He told me that he was in so much pain that he could barely swing a bat and get out of bed. I told him that everything was going to be fine, and he was going to do fine. I walked on to the field with him and warmed up with him to tried to get his mind off of it. Ii walked off the field to go get a soda. As I walked back to the dug-out, I noticed by the look on his face that he couldn’t make it through the game. I told him that he should miss this game and I would take him to the doctor, But he refused he said that he played 162 consecutive baseball games in a row and wouldn’t miss this one. Took his word and let him play the game…. Which he barely made through. That following week, I took him to the doctor along with one of his team-mates . That day the doctor diagnosed with ALS. At that point he knew he had to resign. So on July 4th at Yankee Stadium, they named that day Lou Gehrig day.
Resources • Mrs. Dougherty and Miss. Lauren’s project paper. • http://lougehrig.com/