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Ice Bucket Challenge donations help discover gene linked to ALS

Two summers ago, the world was swept by the Ice Bucket Challenge sensation which was on talk shows everywhere and all over social media. The challenge raised awareness of of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and countless donations. In total, the Ice Bucket Chellenge raised more than $100 million in donations. According to reports, $1...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ice Bucket Challenge funds ALS research breakthrough

Remember in 2014 when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took over social media feeds in the sports world and beyond? Everyone from the Chicago Cubs to Steph Curry and Ronda Rousey drenched themselves in an ice-cold bath in order to raise funds and awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.Well, it's actually done some good.One million dollars...
Via FOX Sports
20 hours ago

The Death of Lou Gehrig

Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. So said a fictional version of Babe Ruth in the 1993 film The Sandlot. Lou Gehrig undoubtedly belongs in the latter category. Stricken by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, the Yankee slugger died on June 2, 1941 at the age of 37. His was a story reminiscent of A.E. Housman’s poem To An Athlete Dying Young. An editorial in the New York...
Via The Sports Post
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Cafardo: Lou Gehrig’s Speech Is Still ‘Spine-Tingling’ (Video)

On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time at Yankee Stadium when he announced his retirement from the game of baseball due to his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis diagnosis (ALS). Gehrig’s timeless speech lives on 75 years later, and MLB Productions recently paid tribute to the New York Yankees legend by having first basemen from all 30 major...
Via NESN.com
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gehrig's 'Luckiest man' speech remembered 75 years later

Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig spent 17 seasons with the New York Yankees until a degenerative nerve disorder called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), later commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, forced him to quit the game in 1939 at the age of 36. (The disease would claim his life less than two years later.)  Gehrig, who held the record for most consecutive games played...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Celebrate Fourth Of July, Commemorate Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech

The Boston Red Sox will be honoring two events this holiday weekend. The Red Sox will celebrate the Fourth of July while also commemorating the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech to baseball, which took place at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, during pregame ceremonies on Friday, July 4, before the 1:35 p.m. game against the Baltimore Orioles. The giant American flag...
Via NESN.com
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB First Basemen Reenact Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech

With Friday marking the 75th anniversary of the farewell speech by Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, Major League Baseball produced a tribute video featuring all 30 MLB first basemen to mark the occasion and raise awareness for ALS. Lucas Duda and the other first basemen reenact the stirring and powerful “Luckiest Man” speech originally delivered by Gehrig on July 4, 1939 at...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB First Basemen Recite Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ Speech (Video)

Major League Baseball came together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s iconic “Luckiest Man” speech he delivered at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939. Friday marks the actual anniversary of Gehrig’s heartbreaking farewell to baseball where he called himself “the luckiest man on Earth” just two weeks after announcing his retirement from the game because...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB first basemen recite Lou Gehrig’s 'luckiest man' speech

Friday marks the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous “luckiest man on the face of the Earth” speech at Yankee Stadium. To commemorate the anniversary, MLB put together this video with a first baseman from every team in the league reciting a line from Gehrig’s speech. It’s about as well-done as you’d expect. Derek Jeter’s inclusion at the end was a nice touch, as...
Via The Outside Corner
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Meet Miss Lou Lou Gehrig, One Of The ACC Baseball Tournament’s Bat Dogs

Some 12-year-old boy likely had his dreams shattered this weekend when the ACC Tournament opted to use a dog for its bat-retrieving duties instead of the often used batboy. The dog is definitely more entertaining than the boy would have been, though. Maryland and Georgia Tech are playing for the ACC Tournament title this afternoon, and Miss Lou Lou Gehrig, the bat dog of the Greensboro...
Via College Spun
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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