70th anniversary of Gehrig’s speech

World Series pays tribute to late ALS activist Michael Goldsmith, who urged baseball to fight ‘Lou Gehrig’s disease’

posted on November 7, 2009 - 10:00pm
The law professor and ALS activist responsible for getting Major League Baseball fired up to defeat ALS died Nov. 1. In tribute, Game 5 of the World Series, played on Nov. 2 between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, was dedicated to Michael Goldsmith, 58, a devoted baseball fan who pushed the game he loved to fight the disease he hated.

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