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Old 06-02-2021, 07:36 AM
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Nice article.

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Old 06-02-2021, 08:10 AM
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Kudos to MLB for FINALLY recognizing Lou and his ALS struggles with a special day. By the way, it is also worth reading the story on the MLB website now about the letters Lou wrote to his doctor in his last years. Believe it or not, a collector in Maryland bought ALL of those letters for $50,000 at a Christie's auction back in 1998. He held onto them tight until author Jonathan Eig (working on a book about Gehrig back in 2003) persuaded the collector to let him read them all. The collector sold the letters last year for hundreds of thousands, again using Christie's.
What is heartbreaking is these letters show that the doctor at the Mayo Clinic knew that Lou's days were numbered but, encouraged by his wife, gave him false hope after false hope that he could recover/stabilize. It's an eyeopening piece of journalism at MLB.com. Check it out.
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I think it was pretty standard fare at the time not to tell patients the real deal on how grave their condition was. There the story about Babe Ruth about how no one ever told him had cancer until the very end. No idea if that's true or not.



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Kudos to MLB for FINALLY recognizing Lou and his ALS struggles with a special day. By the way, it is also worth reading the story on the MLB website now about the letters Lou wrote to his doctor in his last years. Believe it or not, a collector in Maryland bought ALL of those letters for $50,000 at a Christie's auction back in 1998. He held onto them tight until author Jonathan Eig (working on a book about Gehrig back in 2003) persuaded the collector to let him read them all. The collector sold the letters last year for hundreds of thousands, again using Christie's.
What is heartbreaking is these letters show that the doctor at the Mayo Clinic knew that Lou's days were numbered but, encouraged by his wife, gave him false hope after false hope that he could recover/stabilize. It's an eyeopening piece of journalism at MLB.com. Check it out.
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Old 06-02-2021, 09:28 AM
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A photo from my collection:

1939 Lou Gehrig- Iron Man Stops to Rest Passes the Torch to Babe Dahlgren by BN2CARDZ Collection, on Flickr
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Kudos to MLB for FINALLY recognizing Lou and his ALS struggles with a special day. By the way, it is also worth reading the story on the MLB website now about the letters Lou wrote to his doctor in his last years. Believe it or not, a collector in Maryland bought ALL of those letters for $50,000 at a Christie's auction back in 1998. He held onto them tight until author Jonathan Eig (working on a book about Gehrig back in 2003) persuaded the collector to let him read them all. The collector sold the letters last year for hundreds of thousands, again using Christie's.
What is heartbreaking is these letters show that the doctor at the Mayo Clinic knew that Lou's days were numbered but, encouraged by his wife, gave him false hope after false hope that he could recover/stabilize. It's an eyeopening piece of journalism at MLB.com. Check it out.
I just finished Eig's book last week. Its called "Luckiest Man" and I highly recommend it. It was a fascinating read.

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Well, a tip of the cap to the Iron Horse

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To honor Lou Gehrig, I highly recommend reading the SABR write-up of Lou. It's one of the best SABR articles.... https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/lou-gehrig/






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Lou in the movies

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I don't know how good of an actor Gehrig was, but his trigger discipline needs work. The other guy as well, though at least he isn't flagging his costar.
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Now We jus need to get Lou's Childhood Home turned into a museum!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/s...al-estate.html

Anybody know about what is happening with This?
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