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  • Study Says Brain Trauma Can Mimic Lou Gehrig’s Disease

    08/17/2010 9:48:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/17/10 | Alan Schwarz
    In the 71 years since the Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig declared himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth,” despite dying from a disease that would soon bear his name, he has stood as America’s leading icon of athletic valor struck down by random, inexplicable fate. A peer-reviewed paper to be published Wednesday in a leading journal of neuropathology, however, suggests that Gehrig’s demise — and that of some other athletes and soldiers given a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — might have been catalyzed by injuries only now becoming understood: concussions...
  • Words To Live By (Lou Gehrig's Farewell: July 4, 1939)

    07/04/2009 10:32:07 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 4 replies · 439+ views
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | July 4, 2009 | Joe O'Connor
    It is easy to find a clip of the speech on YouTube, consisting of just a few short lines captured on a long ago day by the television cameras. The Lou Gehrig we see in black and white at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939 is movie-star handsome: tall, seemingly strong, a New York Yankee through and through. Joe McCarthy, the Yankees manager, takes Gehrig by the elbow and leads him to a bank of microphones behind home plate. The crowd of 61,000 gets to its feet. The emotion in the moment is obvious. Gehrig - native New Yorker, two-time...