The Pride of the Yankees | 1941

Sports, Biopic
Just before World War I, young Lou Gehrig begins dreaming of becoming a professional ballplayer. Lou's immigrant parents insist that the boy attend Columbia University to become an engineer. While in college, Lou ...more
Director: Sam Wood
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 10 nominations | full awards »

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Synopsis

Just before World War I, young Lou Gehrig begins dreaming of becoming a professional ballplayer. Lou's immigrant parents insist that the boy attend Columbia University to become an engineer. While in college, Lou becomes a star athlete, and, with the help of sports journalist Sam Blake, he is signed by the New York Yankees and joins their big-league lineup in 1925.

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