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You’ve heard Lou Gehrig’s iconic “Luckiest Man Alive” speech countless times. Close your eyes and you can see him in black-and-white, bowing his head in front of the steel microphones and wiping away tears as he bid farewell to baseball. You can feel the 62,000 fans in Yankee Stadium collectively chanting “We Want Lou” as the Iron Horse stood in front of the crowd one last time — not long before a little known disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) would take his life.

But what you may not know about that speech is that it was made on Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day. It’s time to bring that back. For every person with ALS fighting like hell for a cure just like Lou did.

It’s time to have an official, league-wide Lou Gehrig Day that honors his legacy: Not just in one stadium, but in all of baseball.

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About Us

The Lou Gehrig Day Committee is made up of People with ALS, Caregivers of ALS, and Family with ALS. We are proud to represent the ALS community as a whole to raise awareness and find cures!

 (pALS) Bryan Wayne Galentine, Adam Wilson, Larry Falivena, Pat Quinn, Phil Green, Sarah Olsen, Eric Stevens (cALS) Mike Piscotty, Tamara Hilliard (fALS) Chuck Haberstroh, Kate Fagan, Steve Haberstroh, Tom Haberstroh

MLB Team Supporters

 

 

 

 

Player & Coach Supporters

Sam Hilliard

Outfielder – Colorado Rockies
Father has ALS

Stephen Piscotty

Outfielder – Oakland Athletics
Mother had ALS

Mike Timlin

Former Player – Lou Gehrig Award Winner
Mother had ALS

George Brett

Former Player
Hall of Fame 1999

Greg Maddux

Former Player
Hall of Fame 2014

John Smoltz

Former Player
Hall of Fame 2015

Jeff Bagwell

Former Player
Hall of Fame 2017

Bert Blyleven

Former Player
Hall of Fame 2011

Tommy John

Former Player
Lou Gehrig Award Winner

Dale Murphy

Former Player
Lou Gehrig Award Winner

Will Clark

Former Player

Nolan Arenado

Infielder – Colorado Rockies

Ian Desmond

Outfielder – Colorado Rockies

Gregg Olson

Former Player

Yonder Alonso

Infielder – Colorado Rockies

David Dahl

Outfielder – Colorado Rockies

Trevor Story

Infielder – Colorado Rockies

Daniel Murphy

Infielder – Colorado Rockies

Pat Tabler

Former Player
Announcer – Toronto Blue Jays

Mike Sweeney

Former Player

Ben Grieve

Former Player

Danny Graves

Former Player
Announcer – Cincinnati Reds

Darrell Evans

Former Player

Whit Merrifield

Infielder – Kansas City Royals

Salvador Perez

Catcher – Kansas City Royals

Willie Wilson

Former Player

John Buck

Former Player

Jeff Montgomery

Former Player

Rob Dibble

Former Player

Tom Hume

Former Player

Jeff Brantley

Former Player
Announcer – Cincinnati Reds

Kurt Suzuki

Catcher – Washington Nationals

Dom Nunez

Catcher – Colorado Rockies

Garrett Hampson

Infielder/Outfielder – Colorado Rockies

Peter Lambert

Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

Josh Fuentes

Infielder – Colorado Rockies

Ryan McMahon

Infielder – Colorado Rockies

Brendan Rodgers

Infielder – Colorado Rockies

Dave Magadan

Hitting Coach – Colorado Rockies

Sam Howard

Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

Mike Bacsik Sr.

Former Player

Steve Foster

Pitching Coach – Colorado Rockies

Tony Wolters

Catcher – Colorado Rockies

John Briscoe

Former Player

Kyle Freeland

Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

Tim Melville

Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

Darren Holmes

Pitching Coach – Colorado Rockies

Yency Almonte

Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

Kunio Nakatani

Massage Therapist – Colorado Rockies

Kyle Cunningham

Bullpen Catcher – Colorado Rockies

Jeff Hoffman

Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

Mike Pontarelli

Clubhouse Manager – Colorado Rockies

Mike Redmond

Bench Coach – Colorado Rockies

Drew Butera

Catcher – Colorado Rockies

Pat Valaika

Infielder – Colorado Rockies

Phillip Diehl

Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

Chi Chi Gonzalez

Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

Scott Oberg

Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

Jeff Salazar

Asst Hitting Coach – Colorado Rockies

Brian Shaw

Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

Tom Grieve

Former Player
Announcer – Texas Rangers

Al Fitzmorris

Former Player

Pete LaCock

Former Player

Mark Littell

Former Player

Kurt Bevacqua

Former Player

John D’Acquisto

Former Player

Brad Keller

Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

Hunter Dozier

Infielder – Kansas City Royals

Les Norman

Former Player

Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Former Player

AJ Hinch

Former Player

Ron Oester

Former Player

Joe Price

Former Player

Rawly Eastwick

Former Player

Chris Welsh

Former Player
Announcer – Cincinnati Reds

Joe Oliver

Former Player

Corky Miller

Former Player

Herm Winningham

Former Player

Tyler Ferguson

Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

Nick Sandlin

Pitcher – Cleveland Indians

Dustin Garneau

Catcher – Houston Astros

James Karinchak

Pitcher – Cleveland Indians

Aaron Civale

Pitcher – Cleveland Indians
Manager Supporters

Don Mattingly

Manager – Miami Marlins
Lou Gehrig Award Winner

Aaron Boone

Manager – New York Yankees

Joe Girardi

Manager – Philadelphia Phillies

Bud Black

Manager – Colorado Rockies

Dave Roberts

Manager – Los Angeles Dodgers

Craig Counsell

Manager – Milwaukee Brewers

Bob Melvin

Manager – Oakland Athletics

David Ross

Manager – Chicago Cubs

Terry Francona

Manager – Cleveland Indians

Chris Woodward

Manager – Texas Rangers

Brandon Hyde

Manager – Baltimore Orioles

Mike Matheny

Manager – Kansas City Royals

Torey Lovullo

Manager – Arizona Diamondbacks

Mike Shildt

Manager – St. Louis Cardinals
Front Office Supporters

Theo Epstein

President of Baseball Operations – Chicago Cubs

Brian Cashman

General Manager & Senior VP – New York Yankees

Dave Kaval

President – Oakland Athletics

Sam Kennedy

President & CEO – Boston Red Sox

Andrew Friedman

President of Baseball Operations – Los Angeles Dodgers

Catherine Aker

Vice President – Community Relations – Oakland Athletics

Jim Kellogg

VP of Community and Retail Ops – Colorado Rockies

Jeff Bridich

General Manager – Colorado Rockies

Zack Rosenthal

Assistant General Manager – Colorado Rockies

Aaron Munoz

Major League Operations Assistant – Colorado Rockies

Scott Gehret

Assistant Athletic Trainer – Colorado Rockies

Zach Wilson

Senior Director – Player Development – Colorado Rockies

Gabe Bauer

Director – Physical Performance – Colorado Rockies

Gene Budig

Former President of the American League

Mike Jasperson

Coordinator – Major League Physical Performance – Colorado Rockies

Gordon Edes

Team Historian – Boston Red Sox

David Stearns

General Manager – Milwaukee Brewers

Derek Falvey

EVP & Chief Baseball Officer – Minnesota Twins

John Mozeliak

President of Baseball Operations – St. Louis Cardinals

Mike Swanson

Vice President – Communications & Broadcasting – Kansas City Royals
Media Supporters

Jon “Boog” Sciambi

ESPN Announcer

Joe Buck

Fox Announcer

Colin Cowherd

Fox Sports

Jack Curry

Announcer – New York Yankees

Jack Edwards

NESN Announcer

Jonathan Eig

Author – Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

Erik Sherman

Author

Joel Goldberg

Announcer – Kansas City Royals

Casey Carter

Fox Sports KC Producer

Jeff Piecoro

Announcer – Cincinnati Reds

Jim Day

Announcer – Cincinnati Reds
ALS Organization Supporters