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Lou Gehrig


Lou Gehrig set the record for most career grand slams before his career was cut short by ALS.
  admired U.S. baseball player who hit 23 grand slam home runs before he had to retire because he was stricken with ALS (1903-1941)
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Today, in the United States, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
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  • Lou Gehrig set the record for most career grand slams before his career was cut short by ALS.
  • Now this Lou Gehrig fellow of mine.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • At Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx, players were debuting numbered uniforms: Lou Gehrig wore No.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • You remember Lou Gehrig, I ask?
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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  • In the mid-1990s, an experimental public school called the KIPP Academy opened on the fourth floor of Lou Gehrig Junior High School in New York City.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • It wasn’t Pope Pius XI, nor was it Lou Gehrig, Howard Hughes, or Clark Gable.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • "They’ve got Lou Gehrig, they’ve got Bill Dickey, they’ve got this kid DiMaggio, they’ve got ." We were slowly exhausting baseball.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • All you had to do in one of these "Character Courses" was to read a few brief passages from famous works—a speech by Lou Gehrig here, a letter by Abraham Lincoln there—and then answer five questions about it.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Lou Gehrig.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • "" Lou Gehrig is in the seventh school district, otherwise known as the South Bronx, one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Lou Gehrig [7] , Jackie Robinson [5] , Babe Ruth [6] , Hank Aaron [8] , Ted Williams [8] , Willie Mays [8] , Yogi Berra [9]
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