Excerpt from Lou Gehrig's 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 17
years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans."

-Lou Gehrig, July 1939, Yankee Stadium

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