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    Lou Gehrig

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    Heinrich and Christina Gehrig. This child would be the only child to survive out of four, thus starting the legend of the Iron Horse or by his real name, Henry Louis Gehrig. (“Britannica” 1) Lou Gehrig was a great American hero because he continued to play major league baseball very well even with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) (“Lou Gehrig ”) and many other injuries; such as broken thumbs, fingers , teeth, and toes. Henry Louis Gehrig or his original name Ludwig Hienrich Gehrig (“Britannica” 1), was

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    Lou Gehrig the Hero

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    day but can be anyone who lives and creates history, such as legendary baseball player Lou Gehrig. Gehrig was a fabulous baseball hero, who still to this day has unbreakable records. Gehrig, Henry Louis ("Lou") (June 19, 1903 - June 2, 1941), baseball player, better known as Lou Gehrig, was born in the Yorkville section of Manhattan in New York City. Gehrig was the only child of Heinrich and Christina (Pack) Gehrig that survived adult hood. Naturally shy, he was still a strapping, broad-shouldered

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    Adler, D. (1997). Lou Gehrig: The luckiest man. Ill. Terry Widener Orlando, FL.: Harcourt Inc. 32 pg. ISBN: 0-15-202483-2. This is an emotionally driven illustrative true story about the life and tragic death of the baseball great Lou Gehrig. His teammates and fans due to his record 2,130 games as a New York Yankee affectionately knew Gehrig as the “Iron Horse”. Gehrig put up numerous other records in the early twentieth century, including three of the top six RBI seasons in baseball history and

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    Lou Gehrig´s Diease (ALS)

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    Lou Gehrig's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an movement disorder that affects the motor neuron pathways in the central nervous system. Amyotrophic means that the muscle of the body has lost their nourishment. Lateral means that it is affected the sides of the spinal cord which is also known as corticospinal region of the spinal cord that has the motor neuronspathways. Sclerosis mean scarring or hardening in place of the healthy nerve. The part of the brain that affected is in the

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    The two biographies that I chose to read for the assignment are Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renee Watson, and Lou Gehrig by David A. Adler. These two biographies are very similar, and very different in so many ways. Harlem’s Little Blackbird is about Florence Mills, who was born in 1896 to parents that were former slaves. At an early age she knew she had a passion to sing, and grew up performing with her sisters who were once called the Trio. Once she branched off on her own, people began to be

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    Essay On Lou Gehrig

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    these talents was Lou Gehrig, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He started off small, but quickly rose to the top, known by almost everyone in the nation. But Gehrig suffered one of the rarest degenerative diseases, now known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was able to bond the nation over his determination and kindness. Gehrig brought much to the plate during his fourteen-year career, something not many other baseball players have been able to accomplish. Lou Gehrig was born on June 19

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    day, even if some days you have to look a little harder. Lou Gehrig, an exceptional baseball player for the New York Yankees from 1923-1939, conveys his positivity and accepting the manner in his farewell speech given at the Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, announcing his retirement. Two weeks prior his farewell speech, Gehrig was diagnosed with ALS disease that eventually destroyed and demolished his muscular structure and his career. Lou Gehrig stood in the field as friends, family, fans and colleagues

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    For this rhetorical analysis paper I chose one of my favorite, and most famous, sports speeches of all time, Lou Gehrig’s farewell to baseball address. Lou Gehrig was a famous baseball player in the 1920’s and 30’s. Lou didn’t really need to use a attention getting introduction, he was well known and loved by so many that people piled into Yankee Stadium to watch and listen to him give this speech. Although he didn’t need an attention getter, he began his speech with one of the greatest baseball

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    Cal Ripken Breaks Lou Gehrig's Consecutive Game Streak Baseball has been Americas sport and pastime since the moment it was first created. Dating all the way back to 1839 when the sport first became known as “baseball” there have been many memorable moments throughout its past. One of the most memorable moments in baseball history occurred on September 6th 1995 when Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played streak. This record is arguably one of the most challenging records to break

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    the 20's , many athletes are often compared back to the originals. The sport stars of this era remain well known today. Baseball was a huge part of the evolution of sports in the 20's between the Negro National League, the death of Ray chapman, Lou Gehrig, and one of the greatest baseball players known to man, Babe Ruth. In the 20's, segregation was present even through sports. In baseball, the Negros were not aloud to play with white people. Because of the prejudice shown, Andrew Foster organized

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