quote by Cal Ripken, Jr.

Whether your name is (Lou) Gehrig or (Cal) Ripken, (Joe) DiMaggio or (Jackie) Robinson, or that of some youngster who picks up his bat or puts on his glove, you are challenged by the game of baseball to do your very best day in and day out. That's all I've ever tried to do.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

Unusual Gehrig quotations

When I first came to Yankee Stadium I used to feel like the ghosts of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were walking around in there.

Hell, Lou (Gehrig) it took fifteen years to get you out of a game.

Sometimes I'm out in fifteen minutes.

I'm very pleased and very proud of my accomplishments, but I'm most proud of that (hitting four-hundred home runs and three-thousand hits). Not (Ted) Williams, not (Lou) Gehrig, not (Joe) DiMaggio did that. They were Cadillacs and I'm a Chevrolet.

It's always the same, Combs walks, Koening singles, Ruth hits one out of the park, Gehrig doubles, Lazzeri triples. Then Dugan goes in the dirt on his can.

Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are so famous for Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, all of those guys.

In that case Mr. Barrow, Mr. Gehrig is a very underpaid ballplayer.

I'm not head-strong, and I'm not egotistical.

I understand certain things better now. I won't be trying to be play everyday. There's only one Cal Ripken, one Lou Gehrig and one Joe DiMaggio. What is good for them isn't necessarily good for Eric Davis.

Striking out Ruth and Gehrig in succession was too big an order.

It was funny, when I thought of it afterward, how Ruth and Gehrig looked as they stood there. The Babe must have been waiting for me to get the ball up a little so he could get his bat under it.

The only book I ever read cover to cover was The Pete Rose Story.

I read half of The Lou Gehrig Story and then made a book report on it for four straight years.

He (Lou Gehrig) just went out and did his job every day.

Gehrig had one advantage over me. He was a better ballplayer.

You remember what happened when Eddie Pipp got hurt? A guy named Lou Gehrig took over.

Gehrig was not like the common folk; Created, was he, like the strongest oak.

James Parkinson. George Huntington. Robert Graves. John Down. Now this Lou Gehrig fellow of mine. How did men come to monopolize disease names too?

In 1938... the year's #1 newsmaker was not FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. Nor was it Lou Gehrig or Clark Gable. The subject of the most newspaper column inches in 1938 wasn't even a person. It was an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse named Seabiscuit.

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