LOU GEHRIG RUMORS & GOSSIP
Today the Phillies will hold their Phillies Phestival benefiting the ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. Since 1984, the Phillies have raised over $12 million to combat the progressive neuromuscular disorder, known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. Most of the money has been raised through this annual event which features your favorite Phillies in autograph and photo booths...
Here’s the thing about 18-month-old girls — they’re always confusing Mickey Mantle with Lou Gehrig. Otherwise, this kid has a pretty good handle on the numbers of Yankees’ greats. [Continue Reading]
I expect her to have these on lock down by next week. Cute little girl – if you’re going to remember baseball greats the Yankees are a good place to start.
(May 3, 2013) Brad Drewett, a former tour player who was the ATP executive chairman died on Friday. He was 54.The Australian who had Lou Gehrig’s disease, passed away at his home in Sydney. Drewett is credited in helping to increase prize money at Grand Slam tournaments. Drewett had led the ATP World Tour since [...]
During his prime, Pete Frates was a leader of Boston College baseball -- one of the team's captains, in fact.
Frates grew up in Beverly, Mass. and attended St. John’s Preparatory School, graduating in 2003, and played all four years on the baseball, hockey and football teams, and was an honor student. He then moved on to BC's 2007 class, majoring in communications and...
Some Minnesota lawmakers are looking to force the release of Lou Gehrig's medical records, saying they might provide insight into whether the Yankees star died of the disease that now bears his name or from repetitive head trauma.
Their effort comes despite opposition from Mayo Clinic, which holds the records, and skepticism from experts that the records would prove anything...
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October 04, 2012
Lou Gehrig set an American League record in 1931, when he drove in 184 runs. That record has stood ever since. However, retired chemist Herm Krabbenhoft took another look at the books from that year, and he believes that Gehrig should actually be credited with one more RBI -- bringing his record total to 185. On May 3, 1931, according to Sports Illustrated, Gehrig hit into what should...
A Connecticut family is selling a baseball that New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig hit for a home run in the 1928 World Series.
Elizabeth Gott, a Stamford resident, says she's selling the ball on behalf of her 30-year-old son, Michael. She says the proceeds will be used to pay off his medical school debt.
Gehrig hit the homer off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Grover Cleveland...
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July 06, 2012
Less than two weeks after retiring due to being stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), “The Iron Horse” delivered the greatest speech in sports history in front of 61,808 fans on “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day” at Yankee Stadium on July … Continue reading →
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Before he called last night's game against the Yankees and Braves, Michael Kay did his daily radio show and, on it, he had some very interesting things to say about Alex Rodriguez's historic grand slam earlier this week. He was responding to tweets some of his followers sent him, basically saying that because of his PED use, Alex Rodriguez should not be mentioned in the same...