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July 4, 1939: A Day That Will Never Be Forgotten

By Coach Phatty, published on Jul 4, 2013

...Pride of the Yankees”, the Lou Gehrig story, totally mesmerized. I used to try to hit like him, play like him, etc.

One of the things that Lou Gehrig was so famous was two things: A disease that would later take his life, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) otherwise known as “Lou Gehrig Disease,” and his famous “Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth” speech. It was July 4th, 1939 and the Yankees had decided that they were going to honor Gehrig and staged a “Gehrig Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium.” Ruth and other members of Murderer's Row returned for the ceremony,... (more)

Tags: lou gehrig, new york yankees, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), lou gehrig disease, pride of the yankees

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