Mike Veliky's Reviews > Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

Luckiest Man by Jonathan Eig
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Jun 13, 2012

it was amazing

Great Book and I'm not a Yankee fan. I read it because I am a baseball fan. Gehrig was a strong man with great talent and work ethic. A polar opposite of Babe Ruth and most of the time overshadowed by the Bambino. Gehrig who was raised by strict immigrant parents becomes one of the greatest if not the greatest baseball player of all-time who's career was drastically cut short by a deadly disease AS which still has no cure and now known as Lou Gehrig Disease. I can only imagine the numbers he could have put up if it weren't for an early death. His "Luckiest man on the Face of the Earth" qoute will always be one of the greatest quotes of all-time not just in sports. I believe that the New York Yankees actually retired Gehrig's number 4 before the Babe's number 3. A great life story of one of the greatest players to put on a baseball uniform. A great heartwarming story and a must read baseball biography.
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