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Nick Cafardo: Lou Gehrig’s Speech Is Still ‘Spine-Tingling’ (Video)

On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time at Yankee Stadium when he announced his retirement from the game of baseball due to his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis diagnosis (ALS). Gehrig’s timeless speech lives on 75 years later, and MLB Productions recently paid tribute to the New York Yankees legend by having first basemen from all 30 major...
Via NESN.com
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gehrig's 'Luckiest man' speech remembered 75 years later

Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig spent 17 seasons with the New York Yankees until a degenerative nerve disorder called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), later commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, forced him to quit the game in 1939 at the age of 36. (The disease would claim his life less than two years later.)  Gehrig, who held the record for most consecutive games...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NY Yankees: Lou Gehrig, American Hero

Seventy-five years ago today, Lou Gehrig reluctantly gave a 277-word speech that should resonate in the lives of all Americans, whether you’re a baseball fan or not.Wayne Coffey of nydailynews.com reported: “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day would turn out to be the most poignant and emotionally charged event in the history of New York sports.”As baseball fans, we can discuss the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Celebrate Fourth Of July, Commemorate Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech

The Boston Red Sox will be honoring two events this holiday weekend. The Red Sox will celebrate the Fourth of July while also commemorating the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech to baseball, which took place at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, during pregame ceremonies on Friday, July 4, before the 1:35 p.m. game against the Baltimore Orioles. The giant American flag...
Via NESN.com
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB First Basemen Recite Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ Speech (Video)

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...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB first basemen recite Lou Gehrig’s 'luckiest man' speech

Friday marks the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous “luckiest man on the face of the Earth” speech at Yankee Stadium. To commemorate the anniversary, MLB put together this video with a first baseman from every team in the league reciting a line from Gehrig’s speech. It’s about as well-done as you’d expect. Derek Jeter’s inclusion at the end was a nice touch, as...
Via The Outside Corner
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Meet Miss Lou Lou Gehrig, One Of The ACC Baseball Tournament’s Bat Dogs

Some 12-year-old boy likely had his dreams shattered this weekend when the ACC Tournament opted to use a dog for its bat-retrieving duties instead of the often used batboy. The dog is definitely more entertaining than the boy would have been, though. Maryland and Georgia Tech are playing for the ACC Tournament title this afternoon, and Miss Lou Lou Gehrig, the bat dog of the Greensboro...
Via College Spun
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired Scientist Suggests Lou Gehrig's American League RBI Record Has Mistake

Lou Gehrig set an American League record in 1931, when he drove in 184 runs. That record has stood ever since. However, retired chemist Herm Krabbenhoft took another look at the books from that year, and he believes that Gehrig should actually be credited with one more RBI -- bringing his record total to 185. On May 3, 1931, according to Sports Illustrated, Gehrig hit into what should...
Via NESN.com
July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Kay To A-Rod Haters: Gehrig Had Advantages Not Available To Today's Players

Before he called last night's game against the Yankees and Braves, Michael Kay did his daily radio show and, on it, he had some very interesting things to say about Alex Rodriguez's historic grand slam earlier this week. He was responding to tweets some of his followers sent him, basically saying that because of his PED use, Alex Rodriguez should not be mentioned in the same...
Via Lady At The Bat
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss
BRUSH WITH GREATNESS

Kid who caught homer meets A-Rod

The young man who caught Rodriguez's record-tying, 23rd career grand slam did so in his cap and even met the slugger after the game when he returned the ball to A-Rod.

Via Bob's Blitz
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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