The Iron Man By Tony Stark Essay

1447 Words Mar 8th, 2016 6 Pages
The “Iron Man” named Tony Stark is one of the most famous comic characters in all of Marvel history. The only problem is that Tony Stark is not the man who walked the earth around the early to mid 1900’s. The real “Iron Man” is truly named Lou Gehrig and is the real hero. Lou Gehrig was born in a enormous town named New York City. Lou was one of four children and the only one who survived through infancy and the struggles his family went through in his early life. At the age of 11 he was able to swim across the Hudson River (Encyclopedia). Lou was an astonishing athlete as a young boy and continued to grow from there. The Gehrig family did not make a lot of money but they obtained enough money to pay the bills and put food on the table. Lou’s mother was a maid, launderer, cook, and baker. When Lou was still in his youth he would help his mother carry and deliver the laundry to people. Lou grew close to his mother from all the chores and jobs he performed with her. Lou attended Manhattan 's High School of Commerce (, but spent the majority of his time working. The company he worked for had a baseball team and Lou was the left-handed pitcher for the team. After that team, Lou was given the opportunity to play baseball for 5 dollars a game. He was the team’s pitcher and catcher at the age of 16 when he was still in high school. Lou gained his first baseball fame when he hit a grandslam in the ninth inning on Wrigley Field, which was known to be a park where very few…

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