Pete Frates: A profile in ALS courage
The former Boston College center fielder is staring down Lou Gehrig's disease
Editor's note: This story was originally published on July 4 and was updated on Aug. 14.
The parallels are extraordinary, and so are the men.
Both were fantastic all-around athletes who happened to choose baseball. Both became captains of their elite teams. Both stood in the left-handers' batter's box at Fenway Park and hit big home runs. Both were admired for their spirit by teammates and opponents alike.
Then both were diagnosed with ALS at a young age.
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