Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/2/14
Major League Baseball came together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s iconic “Luckiest Man” speech he delivered at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939. Friday marks the actual anniversary of Gehrig’s heartbreaking farewell to baseball where he called himself “the luckiest man on Earth” just two weeks after announcing his retirement from the game because of his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis diagnosis (ALS), which later became better known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” Your browser does not support iframes. Now, as a tribute to Gehrig, MLB Productions put together a video of first basemen from all 30 MLB teams and Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reciting a line from Gehrig’s famous speech, intertwined with the original footage from 1939. Your browser does not support iframes. The video will be played before every game on Friday, July 4, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.    Filed under: Anna Fogel, MLB, New York Yankees, Top Stories
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