Lou Gehrig

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Lou Gehrig

Biography Lou Gehrig was born on June 19, 1903 in the Yorkville. His full name was Henry Lois Gehrig. While he was growing up, his parents pushed him into a good education. He faced poverty during his childhood. He graduated highschool enrolling in football, baseball, and at the time was studying engineering. He went to Columbia University. He was good enough to play baseball and football at Columbia on varsity but freshmans were not allowed to play on varsity. So sophmore year is when he started the progress of becoming a legend. He decided to play baseball instead of football. He broke many records in college such as having 500 RBIs in 3 years. And that was only in college. He got drafted to the yankees. He set the record of most RBIs in the MLB and was just broken in 2013 which he had 1,888. His grandslam record was broken in 2013 when he had 23 grandslams in one year. He played in 7 world series on the Yankees and won 6 of them. Lou had a record of playing 2,130 games in a row. Lou Gehrig later found out he had ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclersos). Later was named Lou Gehrig's disease. He went out and gave a speech about how he was the luckiest man alive. Shortly after that he died on June 2, 1941. He was voted the greatest first basemen of all time in 1969. He was inducted into the hall of fame in 1939. Some interesting facts are is that Lou Gehrig struggled in school all his life but still became an engineer. Also that he could have been on varsity in high school but was not elligible because of his grades.

1920s(Lou Gehrig)The life of Lou Gehrig"The luckiest man alive"

Lou Gehrig Batting

Position?Lou Gehrig played first base in the MLB and in college sometimes but rarely played second base

ReflectionI am most proud of getting to be able to do a project on something that I am interested such as baseball. I would change the the template on glogster because its hard to use. Something I learned about my topic is ALS disease is now called Lou Gehrig's disease.

Lou Gehrig playing 1st base

Works CitedHonig, Donald. "Gehrig, Lou (1903–1941)." The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2015. Web. 16 Jan. 2015."Gehrig, Lou." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier Online, 2015. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

Lou gehrig playing college baseball and football


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