Here is a nice story about Wally's son --
by Chris Anderson in the Sarasota Herald Tribune
Somewhere along the way a man became a metaphor.We are fortunate to have those who remember these great ballplayers to pass the stories along to today's generations. Lou's story still sets the standard for greatness and the tragedy of ALS. Wally Pipp was an important part of that story.
His name was Wally Pipp, and his exceptional baseball career was overshadowed by the legend of two aspirin, a headache and the game he didn't play in. Pipp's tale of bad timing transcends sports and has been made relevant again by today's rising unemployment rate and the fear in people's faces. The lesson from an occurrence almost 84 years ago:
Don't miss work. Someone younger, cheaper or better will take your
In other words, don't get "Wally Pipped." "The word 'Pipped' should be in a dictionary," said Tom Pipp, Wally's 80-year-old son and a Sarasota resident. "It's used a lot."
Though the reason for removal is cause for debate, Wally Pipp is famous for coming out of the New York Yankees' lineup on June 2, 1925.
He was replaced by Lou Gehrig.