A streak of 2,130 consecutive games played. Several World Series winsincluding a four-game sweep. An American League single-season batting record that still stands. And that s only a few of Lou Gehrig s many achievements. Though illness sapped his strength, it never killed his spirit. Written by one of America s leading sportswriters, this biography of baseball s Iron Horse will inspire and touch kids as it reveals: - Gehrig s childhood gymnastic workouts at a special German gym called a turnverein- How his incredible batting ability turned his high school team into a sensation- His lifelong struggle with shyness- The Great Home Run Derby with Babe Ruthperhaps baseball s most astonishing competition ever- The tragic ailment that ended his career--and life"