Lou Gehrig
[TEXT] Reporter Recalls Interview With Dying Sports Hero

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“Gehrig looked every bit the hero, big shoulders, big biceps, a smile that went with his twinkling eyes, and dimples and curly hair that would inspire oohs and aahs that were to come a few years later when Frankie Sinatra’s bobby soxers invented the swoon.” Reporter Glen Bayless remembers his … Continue reading

Babe Ruth
A Baseball Legend, Not a Standup Act

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In the only commercial recording of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, the baseball legends prove that they should stick to their day jobs. They may be reading from a comedy script but their athletic talent does not seem to extend to the comedic domain. Despite its awkward jokes and stories, … Continue reading

Lou Gehrig
‘The Iron Horse’ at His Best


Lou Gehrig, baseball legend and former New York Yankee, is remembered for his record-setting consecutive game streak, his skills as a first baseman and his powerful swing at the plate. Gehrig–once diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease today–announced his retirement from the game … Continue reading

Lou Gehrig
Babe Dahlgren Talks About Replacing Lou Gehrig


Keith Olbermann interviews Babe Dahlgren about the day he replaced Lou Gehrig–ending Gehrig’s streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, the record for most consecutive games played at the time. Dahlgren describes the feeling of the dugout on the day he replaced Gehrig and talks about how he failed to convince … Continue reading

Bob Gibson
Bob Gibson: ‘He Was What the Cardinals Stood For’

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Former St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Bob Gibson describes the kind of person that teammate and baseball star Curt Flood was. Gibson describes Flood as selfless and dependable; a player that knew how to get the job done no matter what position it was at. In Gibson’s words, “Curt wasn’t about … Continue reading