"There is no room in baseball for discrimination."
Lou Gehrig (1903–41)
Columbia College 1921–1923
Lou Gehrig set the record for consecutive games played. Of all the players in baseball history, none possessed as much talent and humility as Lou Gehrig. His accomplishments on the field made him an authentic American hero, and his tragic early death made him a legend.
(This very brief excerpt was culled from the official Lou Gehrig Web site, noted in the following link: http://www.lougehrig.com/about/bio.htm.)
Submitted by James Thomashower, Columbia College 1973, who is solely responsible for the content.
"I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for."
Lou Gehrig brought a little-known disease to national attention. Also, he was a great ball player. For biographical information, see this site: http://www.lougehrig.com.
Submitted by Michael O'Connell, School of Engineering and Applied Science 1992 and Graduate School of Business 2000, who is solely responsible for the content.