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1942 Lou Gehrig A Quiet Hero Book

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A Quiet Hero is an autobiography of Lou Gehrig by the New York Sun sports columnist and a close friend of Gehrig's, Frank Graham. It has been 75 years since Gehrig delivered his infamous farewell address ("today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth") to a stunned audience in Yankee Stadium and around the world on the 4th of July 1939. Two years later he succumbed to the illness that now bears his name.

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A Quiet Hero is an autobiography of Lou Gehrig who played in a record setting streak of 2,130 consecutive games which stood until Cal Ripken, Jr. broke it in 1995. This feat earned him his famous "Iron Horse" nickname. So much attention has been paid to this feat that people often overlook his other amazing accomplishments which include a multitude of awards and records, many of of which are still standing almost 80 years later. Written by the New York Sun sports columnist, Frank Graham, whose close, personal friendship of Gehrig during his career inspired him to write this book. But beyond all of the professional accolades Gehrig received, he is also remembered for his quiet courage, dignity and humility, which is an inspiration to many even today. He was truly a "Quiet Hero", the likes of which is rarely seen. If you don't know the story of Lou Gehrig then you are missing out on the most poignant and inspirational stories in sports history.

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