I got this tattoo for my aunt Laurie and grandma Nancy as well as all those who have lost the battle to Lou Gehrig’s disease!! Let’s all get together and fight ALS!! #FightALS pic.twitter.com/6C83VLgyQu
— Jacob Nottingham (@JacobNottingham) December 24, 2017
Lou Gehrig was a New York Yankee but his fight inspired many people across generations, including Jacob Nottingham of the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
A player’s career is temporary but their legacy can stretch on forever. And above all that, that inspiration can be permanent, just like a tattoo.
Saturday evening Milwaukee Brewers minor league player Jacob Nottingham shared a photo on Twitter of his incredible tattoo that he got in honor of his aunt and grandmother who lost their battles with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Nottingham went all-out and it looks absolutely amazing. Who knew that a black and white sleeve of a tattoo could look so incredible.
Nottingham is currently a catcher in the Brewers organization, playing last season with the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers. The 22-year-old earned an invite to spring training in 2017 and looks to be getting another invite this winter.
While ALS has affected his life, it seems that Lou Gehrig has been an inspiration to the young prospect, despite delivering his famous speech decades before Nottingham was born.
That took place back in 1939 and he, unfortunately, lost his battle two years later in 1941. Just a month after his death, Gehrig was honored with a plaque in Monument Park to honor his life and performance.
But Gehrig was not only known for his disease. He was known for being an incredible player, one who played in 2,130 consecutive games.
Nottingham’s tribute to his aunt, his grandmother and Gehrig himself is absolutely stunning. That work of art on his arm will be something that will honor his loved ones in the best way possible.
What a wonderful tribute to Nottingham and an overall beautiful work of art. Thank you for sharing, Jacob Nottingham!