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Today in History: The Yankees ‘Unknown Man’ Dies

On July 21, 1976, Earle Combs, or the leadoff hitter for the New York Yankees dynasty in the late 1920′s to early 30′s, passed away at 77. Combs often went unnoticed because of the two batters who followed. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. He played with the Yankees from his debut in 1924 to his retirement in 1935. His .325 batting average and four world series appearances (with three...
Via Grandstand University
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Lou Gehrig’s Glove Sells For $287K at All-Star Game Auction

Imagine standing there and playing catch with one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game. This is a dream that the now 92-year-old Howard Henderson realized some 80 years ago. ASG FanFest: Lou Gehrig glove sells for $287,500 at auction. — Rob Olson (@RobOlsonFOX9) July 15, 2014 Lou Gehrig had given Henderson an autographed glove when the New York Yankee’...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Eleanor Gehrig, the wife and widow of the Iron Horse

Eleanor was a wild child from Chicago while Lou was the personification of hard-work.  As a couple they were a team; after his death, she remained his widow six times longer than she was his wife.  Called by some the “First Lady of the Yankees” after being at Old-Timers games for four decades, Lou Gehrig’s wife Eleanor became a professional widow to the only man she ever...
Via 110 Nation Sports
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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