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Lou Gehrig Boy of the Sandlots (Childhood of Famous Americans)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  1 review
Mom and Pop Gehrig didn't know a thing about baseball. Back in the Old Country they had never even heard of the game. But Louis had been born in New York City, and his parents wanted him to grow up an American boy.

One Christmas morning there was a present beside the tiny tree to delight the heart of any red-blooded young American. It was a thick leather catcher's mitt - a
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Published September 1st 1982 by Atheneum (first published 1949)
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Stephanie
Nov 05, 2007 Stephanie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone in search of a hero
OK, OK, I've established my sheer hatred of sports here on Goodreads. HOWEVER. After reading this book for a third-grade book report I have to say that I love Lou Gehrig, despite the fact he was a professional athlete. He was one of those rare people who achieved excellence by sheer hard work and perseverance. The fact that he never got a swelled head only adds to his stature as a great human being.

I also want to say that, if you can listen to Gehrig's farewell speech and don't break down into l
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