Lou Gehrig

As a Yankee, in 1925, he had an average of (.423) in 26 times at bats. Gehrig's manager, Miller Huggins, wanted Lou to play in the World Series however, at this time the Yankees were sharing the Giant's field and while the Yankees were doing this the Giants manager had the right to say Gehrig couldn't play. Lou ended up not playing bu!

But fielding wasn't Lou's greatest of talents. Lou was called "tangle foot" because he wasn't very good at first base. But he wouldn't give up, he worked with coaches and teammates until he became the best fielder and first baseman he could be. Wally Pipp was soon to be a star bench player after Gehrig's defence did improve. Pipp was a star first baseman for the Yankees, leading the league in home runs twice. Wally Pipp never knew his job for the Yankees was in danger. Once Lou replaced Pipp he never looked back. From that day until 1939, Lou played in every baseball game the Yankees scheduled. But Lou wasn't healthy everyday for 13 years. He played through a broken toe, thumb and back problems. Lou had some amazing times duri


 
 
 
 
 
 



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