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Derek Jeter accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter became the latest celebrity athlete to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge issued to him by several celebrities, including Roger Clemens and actor Mickey Rourke, to raise money and spread awareness about ALS. As ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Jeter used the opportunity to take a moment to acknowledge...
Via Holdout Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ohio State Recruit Calls Out Urban Meyer In The ALS Ice Bucket Challenege

Urban Meyer might soon be dumping a chilling bucket of ice water over his head.  The Ohio State football coach has been challenged by 2015 dual-threat quarterback Joe Burrow, a Buckeyes’ commit, in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a trend aiming to raise money for research for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Those challenged can either donate money to research and/or dump ice water on their...
Via College Spun
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Broadcaster Howie Rose Does The Ice Bucket Challenge

Howie Rose, the legendary broadcaster for both the Mets and the Islanders today decided to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge raising awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Here is a little background on this phenomenon that has been all over the internet recently. The challenge started in Massachusetts with former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who was diagnosed...
Via The Daily Stache
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee fans should refuse the "ice bucket challenge" unless people return to calling it Lou Gehrig's Disease again

I was watching local TV news last night - (yeah, I know, a bad sign) - and the big hairs were chewing their cuds about the "ice bucket challenge," a craze they claimed is "sweeping the nation on social media." Yeah, right. They might as well have been reading straight from Wikipedia. The "challenge" is a fund-raiser to fight ALS - Amyotrophic lateral...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
August 13, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 04, 2014  |  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
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
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