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Lou Gehrig

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  • 11/10 The ALS Association Texas Chapter/Walk to Defeat ALS

    organization: The ALS Association Texas Chapter/Walk to Defeat ALS date: November 10 time: 11am location: Quiktrip Park in Grand Prairie Dallas-Fort Worth’s 13th annual Walk to Defeat ALS, will take place on November 10, 2012 at 11:00am at...
  • MDA Honors Steve Gleason

    MDA Honors Steve Gleason
    A former New Orleans Saints player is being honored for making a difference in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy. The first annual Muscle Team fundraiser was held Wednesday night at Harrah's Hotel, in the Vieux Carre Ballroom. Steve Gleason was named...
  • The Sun Remembers: Sept. 2-8

    The Sun Remembers: Sept. 2-8
    Sept. 6, 1995: Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig's major league record that had stood for 56 years. Fireworks explode around Camden Yards as Ripken jogs a victory lap around the field. A sellout crowd of 46,272...
  • Ripken turns tribute into celebration of current Orioles

    Ripken turns tribute into celebration of current Orioles
    It all seemed so right. The Orioles long ago chose Thursday night to unveil Cal Ripken's statue at Oriole Park because of the obvious connection to what happened here on the same date 17 years ago, but they could not have known it would be so perfectly...
  • A stellar night for the Orioles

    The spirit of baseball and the crackling excitement of possibility have returned to Baltimore's Camden Yards. Cal Ripken was there. Eddie was there. Earl, Jim, Brooks were there. Brady, part of the Orioles magic in the 1990s, was there. With the...
  • Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders

    Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders
    A brief needle-in-the-back test could someday tell you, if you were inclined to know, whether you're likely to suffer from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, and how bad the condition will be in your case. Researchers are using...
  • Cause of ALS is found, Northwestern team says

    Cause of ALS is found, Northwestern team says
    Researchers at Northwestern University say they have discovered a common cause behind the mysterious and deadly affliction of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, that could open the door to an effective treatment. Dr. Teepu Siddique,...
  • Favre's streak predates plenty in sports, pop culture

    It was on Sept. 27, 1992 that Brett Favre made his first career start at quarterback, taking the Packers onto Lambeau Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, 291 consecutive regular-season starts later (and 315 all told, including postseason games),...
  • Vi Ripken is down-to-earth center of Maryland's most famous baseball family

    Vi Ripken is down-to-earth center of Maryland's most famous baseball family
    If you want to meet the matriarch of Maryland's most famous baseball family, just go to a minor league game in Aberdeen. There she is on dozens of summer nights — plain-spoken and tough as leather but also open, happy to talk about the thousands...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Sept. 1, 1941

     
    Sept. 1, 1941: Baseball fans and writers are protesting Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig on the screen because Lou was left-handed and Gary isn't, Jimmie Fidler says. LEFT...
  • Ken Burns, Cal Ripken: An extra 'inning' win on PBS

     
    (This is a piece I wrote about Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and their depiction of Cal Ripken in their film "Baseball: The Tenth Inning" that premieres Tuesday on PBS. It was written in June.) One of the marks of an artist is his or...