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25 greatest baseball players who never played in the MLB

Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, black players weren’t allowed in Major League Baseball. Before the recent advances in the United States’ relationship with Cuba, it was rare for Cuban players to escape their homeland. Thus, the MLB wasn’t always a perfect sampling of the best players in the world.Even without restrictions, some star international players...
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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 played...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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 Reenact Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech

With Friday marking the 75th anniversary of the farewell speech by Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, Major League Baseball produced a tribute video featuring all 30 MLB first basemen to mark the occasion and raise awareness for ALS. Lucas Duda and the other first basemen reenact the stirring and powerful “Luckiest Man” speech originally delivered by Gehrig on July 4, 1939 at...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lou Gehrig, David Ortiz Make List Of Top 10 Sports Speeches (Gallery)

Less than a month after disease struck Lou Gehrig, ending his 2,130-game streak, the New York Yankees first baseman took the microphone in the middle of Yankee Stadium to deliver one of the most memorable sports speeches of all time. His speech was honored prior to the Tampa Bay Rays-New York Yankees game on Wednesday, opening a league-wide effort to spread awareness and raise...
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

75 years later: Recalling Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest man’ speech

Wanted to share Richard Sandomir’s terrific story for Sports on Earth on the most famous speech in sports: Lou Gehrig’s 4th of July address at Yankee Stadium in 1939. Faced with a cruel fate, baseball’s “Iron Man” gave thanks in a speech that still resonates 75 years later, and will forever. Sandomir writes: When Lou Gehrig delivered his “luckiest man” speech on July...
Via Sherman Report
July 01, 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
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