Lou Gehrig

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Farewell Speech

"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans. "Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? 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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Lou Gehrig's career in Baseball?

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease

ALS
Consecutive games
2130
Career home runs
493
RBIs over 3 years
509
Career grand slams
23

Words of wisdom

“I am a slave to baseball and only because I really love the game, hate to think of taking even one day away when we are playing.”

Lou Gehrig

“I would not have traded two minutes of the joy and the grief with that man for two decades of anything with another.”

Eleanor Gehrig

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