Dick Steinberg has resided in the city of Brookfield for 35 years. He served 34 years as municipal judge and has been an attorney for 50 years. He enjoys tennis, golf, biking and creative writing, which includes legal issues, sports, government and people.
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May , 2008, was a special month for me.
1. Final recovery from eye surgery.
My boyhood hero and my adult baseball hero has been and now is the great LOU GEHRIG.
As a youth I read the book "LOU GEHRIG, A QUIET HERO", by Author Frank Graham, and I saw the movie "Pride of the Yamlees".
It all began while at Columbia University, N.Y., in 1923 a baseball scout saw him play and signed Lou to a contract with the New York Yankees with a bonus estimated at $500. Lou played in the minor leagues for part of that season when the Yankee parent team called him up to be their first baseman for an injured Wally Pipp. That was the start for Lou of what would lead to13 consecutive years and 2,130 consecutive games earning him the title of "Iron Man of Baseball".
Lou Gehrig was always a gentleman, very shy and quiet, and was nice to everyone. He was extremely patient with the kids who swarmed around him for his autograph, and was know to disappear at times only to be found coaching, umpiring or playing on a sandlot baseball field with some kids.