The Pride of the Yankees is the highly acclaimed, sentimental biopic about Lou Gehrig, the famed baseball player stricken with the terminal disease, ALS, commonly referred to today as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

The Pride of the Yankees (1942) Biography, Drama, Romance | 2h 8min | 5 March 1943 (USA) 7.7
Director: Sam WoodWriters: Jo Swerling, Herman J. MankiewiczStars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe RuthSummary: Biopic traces the life of Lou Gehrig, famous baseball player who played in 2130 consecutive games before falling at age 37 to ALS, a deadly nerve disease which now bears his name. Gehrig is followed from his childhood in New York until his famous 'Luckiest Man' speech at his farewell day in 1939. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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