6x World Series Champ, 2x League MVP, 7x All-Star, and Triple Crown winner are just a few, and I mean few, accomplishments the great Lou Gehrig achieved over the course of his professional baseball career.
An inspiration for generations to come on and off the diamond, it was on July 4th, 1939, where Gehrig uttered his most famous words despite battling ALS, “Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
For being such a positive force during a time in America where there was little to be positive about, Lou Gehrig’s Day was established on the day he passed, June 2, to remember the legacy of an American hero.
The ALS Association continues to research, study, and, most importantly, aid those afflicted by the disease and was established years after Lou Gehrig’s passing.
Gehrig finished his 17-year career with 493 home runs and a .340 batting average.
During an era defined by its incredibly talented hitters, Gehrig stood out among the very best.
FOCO just released a bobblehead to commemorate Lou for Lou Gehrig’s Day, which can be found here. It features the Iron Horse in an action pose on a career stats base to show off all the accolades the slugger amassed over his career. He’s depicted in an Iron theme to play into his nickname.
The bobblehead stands at 8 inches tall, retails at $80, and is limited to just 444 individually-numbered units. It’s the perfect size for any desk at home, school, or work.
FOCO will be donating to the ALS Association in support of its mission to aid those affected by ALS.
According to the CDC, reports suggest that 12,000 – 15,000 people in the United States have ALS, and as the battle to find a cure and new forms of treatment continues, the more we can educate people about ALS, the more likely we will one day find a cure.
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