By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner):
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Lou Gehrig is still making an imprint on today’s society. 75 years after the “Ironman” made his famous farewell speech at Yankee Stadium in 1939, the disease so ‘aptly’ known more as “Lou Gehrig’s disease – more so than ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
After all of the money raised in the three-quarters of a century since #4 stopped playing, there is still no cure for the disease.
ALS is a neurodegenerative ailment that is as debilitating as they come to the human body.
Before he was known for that, Henry Louis Gehrig, born June.19, 1903 was one of the best baseball players of ALL – Time.
To state how awesome he was would take forever. But he was known best for his durability (setting the consecutive games mark for MLB’ers at 2131…
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