Monday, June 30, 2014

75 Years Ago: Lou Gehrig

It was seventy-five years ago on July 4, 1939, that after retiring from baseball, Lou Gehrig returned to the New York Yankees for Lou Gehrig Day. In his famous farewell speech he said, “Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”  Jonathan Eig’s bestselling biography “Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig” tells us about one of the greatest players of all time, as we’ve never seen him before. Our collection also includes the classic 1943 movie “Pride of the Yankees,” starring Gary Cooper and Babe Ruth, a moving true story which was nominated for eleven Academy Awards.

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