On july 4, 1939, a dying lou gehrig delivered the gettysburg address of baseball (you'll find a side-by-side look at both speeches here) the gehrigs then moved to washington heights, at the northern tip of manhattan, a jumping-off point from which young lou would swim across the hudson to new. Lou gehrig, his doctor and a young frank sinatra in 1939 a letter written by gehrig to dr paul o'leary during his illness is coming to auction.
Seventy-five years ago lou gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech, widely regarded as the greatest speech in sports history richard sandomir spoke with karen given about how the speech has endured since july 4, 1939.
Born henry louis gehrig in new york city on june 19, 1903, the future sports icon was the son of german immigrants his father and mother each arrived in america as young adults then met and married in new york city gehrig, the only he was the first athlete to appear on a box of wheaties in 1933.
The brave, tragic story of lou gehrig, the great baseball player, was a script waiting to be written with affection and reportorial savvy, richard sandomir describes how one myth begat another to produce the legendary baseball movie that still can make people cry the pride of the yankees recalls a lost world, when. The new york times called lou gehrig's farewell speech without doubt one of the most touching scenes ever witnessed most momentous obituaries to have appeared in the times, you might look for “the book of the dead,” a compilation of obituaries dating back to the newspaper's founding in 1851.