Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig’s Legacy in ‘The Pride of the Yankees’

Actor Sean Astin talks about one of his favorite movies, “The Pride of the Yankees.” Astin talks about how emotional the film is and how his mother cry whenever she sees it. “The Pride of the Yankees” is a tribute to the career of Lou Gehrig. The film came out in 1942, a year after the baseball legend had passed away–it was nominated for 11 Oscars at the 15th Academy Awards in 1943, winning one for Best Film Editor. Gehrig’s Yankees teammates, including Babe Ruth, played themselves in the film. The film ends with Gehrig’s famous farewell speech and particularly with the well-known line: “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.”

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