Lou Gehrig
Witnesses Speak on the Baseball Legend’s Yankee Stadium Farewell

Lou Gehrig is commemorated as people who witnessed his farewell speech in Yankee stadium on July 4, 1939 remember his powerful words and emotions. They talk about the trophy his teammates presented to him, as well as the meaningful embrace between Gehrig and old teammate Babe Ruth. Gehrig was the first baseball player to ever have his jersey number retired. Find out more about Lou Gehrig on Witnify’s featured page on this baseball icon.

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