For anyone of any age interested in baseball, this is grand story of one of baseball's immortals, ""the Iron Horse"" of the Yankees. A big, fat, lumbering kid from the sidewalks of New York -- to an idol, beloved by all who knew him, or watched him, not only for his prowess but because of his record as a man. The author has done a successful portrait, realistic, not too rosy. This is no Horatio Alger yarn, but a story of a human being who fumbles around making errors as he grows towards full stature The constant comparison with ""Babe Ruth"" is handled in clear-cut and sympathetic fashion. Gehrig's record will always be a part of baseball's history.