Henry Louis Gehrig is the real name of American professional baseball first baseman, Lou Gehrig. He played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, i.e., from 1923-1939. He was most famous for his prowess as a hitter and the durability him. Seven consecutive times All-Star, Lou Gehrig was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Moreover, he has won a Triple Crown once and an American League (AL) Most Valuable Player twice. He was also a member of six World Series champion teams. For his fans, he was best and will be forever. So, find out your favorite one from the list of top 10 Lou Gehrig Quotes below.
“I love to win, but I love to lose almost as much. I love the thrill of victory, and I also love the challenge of defeat.”― Lou Gehrig
“I might have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.”― Lou Gehrig
“There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.”― Lou Gehrig
“What are you going to do? Admit to yourself that the pitchers have you on the point of surrender? You can’t do that. You must make yourself think that the pitchers are just as good as they always have been or just as bad.”― Lou Gehrig
“When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter – that’s something.”― Lou Gehrig
“The ballplayer who loses his head, who can’t keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all.”― Lou Gehrig
7th of 10 Lou Gehrig Quotes
“When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed – that’s the finest I know.”― Lou Gehrig
“In the beginning I used to make one terrible play a game. Then I got so I’d make one a week and finally I’d pull a bad one about once a month. Now, I’m trying to keep it down to one a season.”― Lou Gehrig
“I’m not a headline guy. I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the plate I could have stood on my head and no one would have known the difference.”― Lou Gehrig
“When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body – it’s a blessing.”― Lou Gehrig