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Continued: 75 years ago: The day Yankee stadium wept

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 4, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Gehrig was presented with framed memorabilia, trophies, silver platters, a ring, candlesticks. He stood uncomfortably nearby, fidgeting through one tribute after another, as though he couldn’t wait for it to end. And after the last speaker finished, he was asked if he had anything to say.

He didn’t — but finally he did. And after lifting the spirits of thousands, he finished with a flourish that has far outlived its speaker: “I may have been given a bad break,” Gehrig said, “but I have an awful lot to live for.”

 

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