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Gehrig,Sullenberger, Adam Cox, and the Cal effect

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By Bob Watkins

While a self-centered jug head, anti-hero returned to baseball to wild cheers, a pair of genuine American heroes rose above the madding crowd last weekend.

Lou Gehrig was honored at ball parks across America July 4, 70th anniversary of the revered Yankee's farewell speech. And, U.S. Airlines pilot Chesley Sullenberger was featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes in a fascinating piece with captain graciously fending off weak journalism from Katy Couric.

Gehrig and Sullenberger, men of parallel grace, immense dignity and reluctance to embrace hero-worship.


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