Reds mourn passing of super fan who helped create MLB’s annual Lou Gehrig

Adam Wilson, an avid sports fan from Cincinnati, was instrumental in the creation of MLB’s Lou Gehrig Day.

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Cincinnati Reds on X: "Our hearts are broken hearing about the passing of  ALS research advocate and Reds fan Adam Wilson. Adam played a key role in  creating and inspiring MLB's annual

He received an ALS diagnosis in 2015. The Sycamore High School alumnus was raised in a family of Cincinnati sports enthusiasts.

On the first June 2 commemorative day, his daughter Avery threw out the first pitch at Great American Ballpark. He loved every aspect of his game day traditions at his family’s Mason home, whether he was supporting the Bengals or the Reds.

Lou Gehrig Day organizer, Reds fan Adam Wilson

Regarding Wilson’s passing, the Cincinnati Reds posted.

“We are devastated to learn of the demise of Reds supporter and ALS researcher Adam Wilson. Adam was instrumental in the conception and inspiration of MLB’s yearly Lou Gehrig Day, which benefits the ALS community. We are praying for his family and friends,” the team wrote on Facebook.

Adam Wilson on X: "This is a thread of my recent trip to the ER. This  photo was taken in the morning after I had calmed down. It would not end so