Legendary ballplayer and humanitarian Lou Gehrig and his relationship with his stalwart wife, Eleanor are portrayed in this film that focuses on the Hall of Famer's life off the baseball field. Featuring unflinching looks at the Gehrig's relationship, as well as Lou's feud with Babe Ruth. This film is for anyone interested in baseball. Written by
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Filmed in 1977 but not broadcast until 1978. See more
Eleanor tells her story to writer Joe Durso while sitting in the new, renovated Yankee Stadium, which opened in April 1976. However, "My Luke and I," the memoir on which the film was based, was published in April 1976, so it would have had to have been written earlier -- meaning if Eleanor was interviewed at any time in Yankee Stadium (highly unlikely, since it was under renovations in '74 and '75), it would have been the old Stadium, not the new one. See more