The new Yankee Stadium is helping keep number 4 alive, and we need number 4 and Lou Gehrig to be alive in people's minds now more than ever.
The facilities may have been massively upgraded from the old building, with Yankees officials now calling their home "a living museum" -- a theme evident from the moment a fan enters Gate 4 at the corner of 161st Street and River Avenue, greeted by a recording of Lou Gehrig's "luckiest man" speech.
This morning's WSJ's last page features some of the wonderful historic photographs that adorn the stadium. Number 4 is very much a part of those photos. Outside of Suite 4 the wall features an historic melange of Lou images.
Thank you, Yankees, for keeping Lou's memory alive. Were it not for him, the disease wouldn't even have a name that anyone could remember.
Lou's number 4 was the first number retired on any team in any sport. 4 ALS says a lot.