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Lou Gehrig’s Farewell to Baseball

Lou Gehrig’s Farewell to Baseball

Oct 26, 2012

Speech delivered by Lou Gehrig 4 July, 1939, in Yankee Stadium, New York City. Listen to an excerpt from his speech: Lou Gehrig’s Farewell to Baseball 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 the earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have...

Babe Ruth’s Farewell Address

Babe Ruth’s Farewell Address

Oct 5, 2012

April 27, 1947 – Yankee Stadium, New York. Listen to the audio: Babe Ruth’s Farewell to Baseball Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. You know how bad my voice sounds – well it feels just as bad. You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys. And after you’re a boy and grow up to know how to play...