The Pride of the Yankees

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The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 film based on the life of Lou Gehrig, starring Gary Cooper as Gehrig (and featuring a cameo by Babe Ruth as himself, as well as other former Yankees playing themselves). Noted sportswriter Paul Gallico was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Frank Ardolino: "Lou vs. Babe in Life and in 'Pride of the Yankees'", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Number 31, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2003, pp. 16-20.
  • Richard Sandomir: The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic, Hachette Books, New York, NY, 2017. ISBN 978-0316355056

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