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 Nauser-Olsen, Eric Stevens, Kevin Heller, Matthew Giarratano, Chris Combs (cALS) Mike Piscotty, Tamara Hilliard, Lesley Heller (fALS) Chuck Haberstroh, Kate Fagan, Steve Haberstroh, Tom Haberstroh, Larry Kaplan

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FRONT OFFICE
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ORGANIZATIONAL 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 2007
Mother had ALS

Chris Heisey

Former Player
Father had ALS

Terry Steinbach

Former Player
Father had ALS

Kent Hrbek

Former Player – Lou Gehrig Award Winner 1991
Father had ALS

Austin Nola

Catcher – San Diego Padres
Uncle has ALS

Willie Mays

Hall of Fame 1979

Johnny Bench

Lou Gehrig Award Winner 1975
Hall of Fame 1989

George Brett

Lou Gehrig Award Winner 1986
Hall of Fame 1999

John Smoltz

Lou Gehrig Award Winner 2005
Hall of Fame 2015

Jim Thome

Lou Gehrig Award Winner 2004
Hall of Fame 2018

Derek Jeter

Lou Gehrig Award Winner 2010
Hall of Fame 2020

Greg Maddux

Hall of Fame 2014

Jeff Bagwell

Hall of Fame 2017

Bert Blyleven

Hall of Fame 2011

Tony LaRussa

Hall of Fame 2014

Larry Walker

Hall of Fame 2020

Ferguson Jenkins

Hall of Fame 1991

Andre Dawson

Hall of Fame 2010

Goose Gossage

Hall of Fame 2008

Tim Raines

Hall of Fame 2017

Vladimir Guerrero, Sr.

Hall of Fame 2018

Buster Posey

Catcher – San Francisco Giants
Lou Gehrig Award Winner 2019

Tommy John

Former Player – Lou Gehrig Award Winner 1981

Dale Murphy

Former Player – Lou Gehrig Award Winner 1985

Curt Schilling

Former Player – Lou Gehrig Award Winner 1995

Danny Graves

Former Player – Lou Gehrig Award Winner 2002

Rick Sutcliffe

Former Player – Lou Gehrig Award Winner 1987

Bobby Richardson

Former Player – Lou Gehrig Award Winner 1963

Vern Law

Former Player – Lou Gehrig Award Winner 1965

Will Clark

Former Player

Gerrit Cole

Pitcher – New York Yankees

Max Scherzer

Pitcher – Washington Nationals

Steven Strasburg

Pitcher – Washington Nationals

Juan Soto

Outfielder – Washington Nationals

David Cone

Former Player

Kurt Suzuki

Catcher – Washington Nationals

Nolan Arenado

Infielder – Colorado Rockies

Fred Lynn

Former Player

Justin Turner

Third Baseman – Los Angeles Dodgers

Tim Hudson

Former Player

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

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
Announcer – Kansas City Royals

Rob Dibble

Former Player

Tom Hume

Former Player

Jeff Brantley

Former Player
Announcer – Cincinnati Reds

Paul O’Neill

Former Player
Announcer – New York Yankees

Ken Singleton

Former Player
Announcer – New York Yankees

Mickey Rivers

Former Player
Announcer – New York Yankees

Sean Doolittle

Pitcher – Washington Nationals

Yan Gomes

Catcher – Washington Nationals

Brandon Crawford

Shortstop – San Francisco Giants

Jeff Samardzija

Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

Zack Cozart

Former Player

Travis Wood

Former Player

Graig Nettles

Former Player

Bret Saberhagen

Former Player

Tim Wakefield

Former Player

Todd Jones

Former Player

Jason Castro

Catcher – San Diego Padres

Tony Clark

Former Player
Executive Director of MLBPA

Todd Stottlemyre

Former Player – Lou Gehrig Award Winner 2000

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

Jim Abbott

Former Player
Announcer – New York Yankees

John Flaherty

Former Player
Announcer – New York Yankees

Rex Hudler

Former Player
Announcer – Kansas City Royals

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

Eddie Taubensee

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

Adam Eaton

Outfielder – Washington Nationals

Pat Roessler

Hitting Coach – Washington Nationals

Dale Gilbert

Trainer – Washington Nationals

Greg Barajas

Trainer – Washington Nationals

Erick Fedde

Pitcher – Washington Nationals

Javy Guerra

Pitcher – Washington Nationals

Hunter Strickland

Pitcher – Washington Nationals

Daniel Hudson

Pitcher – Washington Nationals

Austin Voth

Pitcher – Washington Nationals

Anibal Sanchez

Pitcher – Washington Nationals

Michael A Taylor

Outfielder – Washington Nationals

Jeremy Affedlt

Former Player

Daniel Descalso

Infielder – Chicago Cubs

Tyler Chatwood

Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

Chad Pinder

Infielder – Oakland Athetics

Marcus Semien

Infielder – Oakland Athetics

Mark Canha

Outfielder – Oakland Athetics

Mike Yastrzemski

Outfielder – San Francisco Giants

Chris Shaw

Outfielder – San Francisco Giants

Trevor Gott

Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

Dereck Rodríguez

Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

Joe Mantiply

Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

Chris Bassit

Pitcher – Oakland Athetics

Brett Austin

Catching Coach – Washington Nationals

Tyler Flowers

Catcher – Atlanta Braves

Ben McDonald

Former Player<

Jeff Keppinger

Former Player

Randy Keisler

Former Player

Kip Gross

Former Player

Jacque Jones

Former Player

Steve Kelly

Former Player

Frank Candela

Former Player

Justin Snyder

Former Player

Michael Lysaught

Former Player

Henry Wrigley

Former Player

Chuckie Platt

Former Player

Andy Hillis

Former Player

Adrian Antonini

Former Player

Tim Currens

Former Player

Randy Jorgensen

Former Player

Michael Delano

Former Player

Eric Knott

Former Player

Damien Hart

Former Player

Rance Mulliniks

Former Player

Jason Louwsma

Former Player

Chris Fallon

Former Player

John Purdom III

Former Player

Tim Wallace

Former Player

Josh Whitesell

Former Player

Kevin Carkeek

Former Player

Dan Osterbrock

Former Player

Adam Amar

Former Player

Fernando Cortez

Former Player

Tyler Robertson

Former Player

Dave Schwartz

Former Player

Nick Cavanagh

Former Player

Jake Chapman

Former Player

Ron Blomberg

Former Player

Nate Bump

Former Player

Blaine Neal

Former Player

Roberto Clemente, Jr.

Former Player

Nick Solak

Second Baseman – Texas Rangers

Robert Stephenson

Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

Michael Lorenzen

Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

Amir Garrett

Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

Lucas Sims

Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

Nate Jones

Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

Sal Romano

Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

Brandon Finnegan

Former Player

Tanner Rainey

Pitcher – Washington Nationals

Matt Bowman

Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

Nick Rameriz

Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

Jared Hughes

Pitcher – New York Mets

Tucker Barnhart

Catcher – Cincinnati Reds

Curt Casali

Catcher – Cincinnati Reds

                                                                                                                                  

Manager Supporters

Don Mattingly

Manager – Miami Marlins – Lou Gehrig Award Winner 1993

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

Dave Martinez

Manager – Washington Nationals

Brian Snitker

Manager – Atlanta Braves

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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

Dave St. Peter

President – Minnesota Twins

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

Rob Dean

Vice-Chairman – San Francisco Baseball Associates

Larry Baer

President & CEO – San Francisco Giants

Derrick Hall

President & CEO – Arizona Diamondbacks

Alex Feuz

Public Relations & Broadcasting Coordinator – Burlington Royals

Dave Dombrowski

Nashville Stars

Randy Levine

President – New York Yankees

Hal Steinbrenner

Chairman – New York Yankees

Neil Leibman

COO – Texas Rangers

Alan Gottlieb

COO – Washington Nationals

Stan Kasten

President – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brian Barren

President – Cleveland Indians

Jeffery Wilpon

COO – New York Mets

Kevin Uhlich

SVP – Kansas City Royals

John Angelos

EVP – Baltimore Orioles

John Carpino

President – Los Angeles Angels

Erik Greupner

President – San Diego Padres

Derek Schiller

President & CEO – Atlanta Braves

Travis Williams

President – Pittsburgh Pirates

Bob Nutting

Chairman – Pittsburgh Pirates

William DeWitt III

President – St. Louis Cardinals

Phil Castellini

COO – Cincinnati Reds

Mark Shapiro

President & CEO – Toronto Blue Jays

Dav Buck

EVP – Philadelphia Phillies

Crane Kenney

President – Chicago Cubs

Brian Auld

President – Tampa Bay Rays

Giles Kibbe

SVP – Houston Astros

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Media Supporters

Jon “Boog” Sciambi

ESPN

Joe Buck

Fox

Mitch Albom

Author

Colin Cowherd

Fox Sports

Jack Curry

Announcer – New York Yankees

Michael Kay

Announcer – New York Yankees

Bob Lorenz

Announcer – New York Yankees

Meredith Marakovits

Announcer – New York Yankees

Nancy Newman

Announcer – New York Yankees

Jack Edwards

NESN

Tom Caron

NESN

Jonathan Eig

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

Erik Sherman

Author

Joel Goldberg

Announcer – Kansas City Royals

Steve Physioc

Announcer – Kansas City Royals

Casey Carter

Fox Sports KC Producer

Jeff Piecoro

Announcer – Cincinnati Reds

Jim Day

Announcer – Cincinnati Reds

Jim Callis

Writer – MLB.com

Dave Sims

Announcer – Seattle Mariners

Danny Vietti

Baseball Writer – CBS Sports

Jared Carrabis

Barstool Sports

Dan Katz (Big Cat)

Barstool Sports

Sweeny Murti

Writer – WFAN

Ian O’Connor

ESPN

Mike Vaccaro

NY Post

Joel Sherman

NY Post

Pete Abraham

Boston Globe

Jon Heyman

MLB Network

Jerry Crasnick

MLBPA

Seth Everett

iHeartMedia

Mo Egger

ESPN 1530 Cincinnati

Dick Bremer

Announcer – Minnesota Twins

                                                                                                                                  

 

ALS Organization Supporters