ALS Advocacy

ALS Advocacy
Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

And The NY Daily News Didn't Miss The Story

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2009/06/27/2009-06-27_70_years_ago_lou_gehrig.html

Lou Gehrig walked unsteadily to the microphone on that sweltering afternoon, a uniform once sewn to fit his hulking frame now hanging loosely, his blue eyes downcast. When baseball's Iron Horse slowly began to speak, the cacophony of noise in the bleachers around then-12-year-old Irv Welzer stopped.

"All of a sudden, the quiet came," recalls Welzer, who bought a 55-cent ticket to history that day. "Out there in the bleachers, in those seats, you had real, real fans. It really hit them. The hush came and we realized what he was saying.


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