The Pride of the Yankees is the true story of "Iron Horse" Lou Gehrig, who was given his nickname of the "Iron Horse" because he played 2,130 consecutive games, never missing, always giving all that he had to his team and his trade. Wow! He is definitely a super hero, strong in character and well worthy of his fame, loyal and true, a rock. We absolutely love this movie, catching a glimpse into his life, from his humble childhood up to his fame and his true love and thoughtfulness for his wife and, through all that he went through, his final speech, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth" and "I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for." What a beautiful and strong man. His own and his beautiful wife's courage and strength are inspiring.
This movie has everything, really. True sports stories are usually inspiring, but this one may be the best ever. Also, it's very cool that Babe Ruth, Bill Dickey, Bob Meusel, Mark Koenig of the Yankees actually played themselves (How cool is that?!) and Bill Stern (host of the first sports talk show on radio) also played himself. We enjoyed this movie immensely. It truly has something for everyone. If you love old movies, true stories, true love, and strength of character, it's well worth your time. Fabulous movie! Absolutely.