RKO Radio Pictures released The Pride of the Yankees to theaters on March 5, 1943. Sam Wood directs the film which stars Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Babe Ruth.
The Pride of the Yankees Movie Summary
The Pride of the Yankees is a biography of Lou Gehrig, the New York Yankee baseball legend who died way too young from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, now known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The film opens with a young Lou longing to play in a neighborhood game in the middle of New York City. He gets his chance at bat and hits so well, he breaks a window.
The naïve Lou is devoted to his Mom. He goes off to college and tries to refrain from baseball to please her. Eventually baseball wins out and Lou is invited by a Yankee scout to try out and makes the team.read full summary
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