Lou Gehrig was one of the best players to ever take the field, and one of the most durable. His streak of 2,130 consecutive games played earned him the nickname The Iron Horse, but it was his strength of character off the field that made him an American icon. Join us as we examine a baseball hero who was cut off in the prime of his life, but never flinched in the face of mortality. Rare archival MLB footage and interviews with historians, psychiatrists, and academic mythologists offer a wide perspective into his legendary life and career. A Smithsonian Channel Film.
Generous support for this program provided by Hugh and Marcia Ruddock.