Quotes by Lou Gehrig

“We were mighty short on infielders in those days.”

“Lets face it. I’m not a headline guy. I always knew that as long as I was following Babe to the plate I could have gone up there and stood on my head. No one would have noticed the difference. When the Babe was through swinging, whether he hit one or fanned, nobody paid any attention to the next hitter. They all were talking about what the Babe had done.”

“I might have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.”

“I am a slave to baseball and only because I really love the game, hate to think of taking even one day away when we are playing.”

“Irrespective of any other players on our club, I am the man to whom the team looks as a pacesetter. Every year I am told I am the hitter who must lead the Yankees to the pennant. That suits me fine.”

Quotes about Lou Gehrig

“I would not have traded two minutes of the joy and the grief with that man for two decades of anything with another.”
– Lou Gehrig’s wife, Eleanor

“Gehrig had one advantage over me. He was a better ballplayer.”
– Baseball Player, Gil Hodges

“He was a symbol of indestructibility – a Gibraltar in cleats.”
– Columnist, Jim Murray

“To my mind, Gehrig is the greatest first baseman ever, and I take my hat off to him for that.”
– A Fan

“Lou is the perennial youth of the game.”
– The Sporting News (1937)

“If all ballplayers were like Gehrig there wouldn’t be any job for trainers like me on ball clubs.”
– Yankee Team Trainer, Doc Painter

“He’s got the old-time playing spirit… He works hard all the time… You can see it in every move he makes. He’s all baseball.”
– Columbia Alumnus/ Future Hall of Famer, Eddie Collins

“Gehrig certainly is one of the Yanks’ prize locomotives – a veritable Iron Horse to pull the team along over the grades.”
– Will Wedge of The Sun (1931)