Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Quiet Hero

Who cares for an old tee shirt? I do care and my husband,too. Here i am posting these photos of my husband's old t-shirt...What's the importance? Here is a man who is a classic, a baseball legend, a fantastic speaker. He was both and we adored him. He is adored not only by thousands or millions of New York Yankee fans but more so of many million fans of other baseball teams. For our part, the Boston Red Sox.

The "luckiest man born on the face of the earth" , as his most popular speech revealed was born June 19,1903 by poor German parents who migrated to the US. Among 4 siblings, he was the only one who survived infancy. He grew up tall and muscular until fame opened his door and thus became the Iron Horse for his durability. He is most remembered as one of the most talented and most phenomenal baseball players of all time. Dubbed as "The Quiet Hero" because of his winning, kind-hearted and most humble attitude, he touched our lives and would be touching the lives of many younger generation.
He died at a very young age of 36 on the height of a fantasic career because of the disease called as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS), now commonly known in North America as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Sportswriter Jim Murray once described the tall, strong Gehrig as a "Gibraltar in cleats." Gehrig's character lay somewhere between the average and the mythic. He was a dedicated athlete, a caring son and husband, an honest man and an American hero.
According to his wife, Eleanor that there was no strangeness, nothing spectacular about him. He was just a square,honest guy.
For us he is a hero. He lives in our hearts forever. And yes, definitely we'll be keeping this old tee shirt as long as we live.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Nice shirt, cuz! Niwey, my chic's already approved with smorty. Try your luck again. (",) Tc. Gbu.