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Lou Gehrig: One of Baseball's Greatest (Childhood of Famous Americans)

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One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 31st 1986 by Aladdin (first published 1949)
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Casey Leonard
As I enjoy baseball, this book was very cool to read and it had a lot of history about one of the best baseball players of all time. I loved how it was about his childhood and talked of his struggles. I admire how he always worked hard to get better at everything.
Cam Phinney
Dec 18, 2014 Cam Phinney rated it really liked it
This was a good book. It tells about Lou Gehrig's childhood from elementary school through high school. In the Christmas of 1908 Lou got a baseball glove. His parents did not know much about baseball so they actually got the glove for the wrong hand. Everyday Louie would go play baseball in a lot with his friends. They played everyday until it got dark. Louie got so good he played on his school team when he was in elementary school. Which was grades ahead of him. In high school his team became t ...more
Jacob
Apr 21, 2013 Jacob rated it it was amazing
When he was young he wanted to play baseball. And one Christmas when he got a catcher's mitt for Christmas he said he wanted to go out and play baseball. Some of his friends played baseball a lot, so he joined them. Every afternoon he went and played baseball. And when he was older he won the New York High School championship in baseball. And then he was going to go to another championship and he won that one. Then he played another game and he scored 4 home runs in 4 tries. That was the best ba ...more
Stephanie
Nov 05, 2007 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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I have never found a book from the Childhood of Famous Americans that I did not enjoy reading. I have read a lot of them in my lifetime and love them.
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This was a great book about being diligent and plugging away and then becoming great. I liked it.
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