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Farewell to baseball speech

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Katrina Twaddle

on 28 September 2012

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Lou Gehrig "Farewell to baseball" Henry Louis "Lou or Buster" Gehrig Born: June 19, 1903 in Yorkville,New York City,New York
Died:June 2,1941 at the age of 37 in Riverdale,New York City,New York Lou Gehrig's Major League Baseball(MLB) debut as a first baseman was June 15,1939 for the New York Yankee's(NYY) and he went on to play 17 seasons of MLB for the New York Yankee's(NYY). Career Highlights and Awards

7 time All Star (1933-1939)
6 time Worls Series Champion(1927,1928, 1932,1936,1937,1938 In 1939 Lou Gehrig retired because he was stricken with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS).

This disease damages motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. It causes these neurons to shrink and disappear so that the muscles no longer receive the signals to move.

Gradually the body become paralyzed. Gehrig is remembered for his skill as a hitter and his durability earned his nick name "The Iron Horse ". Career Statistics
Batting average : 340
Home Runs:493
Hits: 2,721
Runs Batted in:1,995 In 1939 Lou Gehrig was elected in to the Major League Baseballs Hall of Fame. While many of the records have now been broken the speech he gave on the day in 1939 is one that will always be remembered. Did you know?
(ALS) Is now called Lou Gehrig's disease. Died: June 2, 1941 at the age of 37 in River dale, New York Citey, New York Why I chose this speech... When I started to read the speech it caught my attention because I play a lot of baseball. After I read the speech and researched the disease, I realized how terrible Lou Gehrig's disease is! 2 time AL MVP, 1927,1936
Hit 4 home runs in one game on June 3.1932
New York Yankee's Team Captain (1935-1939) Major League baseball All Century Team
(MLB)-All Time Team
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