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Recalling Lou Gehrig

July 6, 2016

There will be upcoming posts about some of the sport’s greats, especially baseball beginning next week.

There will be more about my favorite Yankees player and clearly one of baseball’s five greatest players, Lou Gehrig.

It is now 77 plus years since Mr. Gehrig’s famous speech at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, when despite his horrible illness, he declared that he was “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”



Lou Gehrig, of course a left handed batter, pictured above. At least Gary Cooper portraying Mr. Gehrig in “Pride of the Yankees” batted from the left side. I believe that was not the case when William Bendix portrayed Babe Ruth.

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