Lou Gehrig's famous speech

  • Updated: July 4, 2014 - 10:04 AM

“For the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break. Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.

“I have been in ballparks for 17 years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.

“When you look around, wouldn’t you consider it a privilege to associate yourself with such fine looking men as are standing in uniform in this ballpark today?

“Sure, I’m lucky. Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball’s greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I’m lucky.

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