Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Yankees' Classic Moments, Week Six

In honor of Thanksgiving, and the spirit of being thankful, I present, in entirety, Lou Gehrig's famed speech:

"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.

"Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I'm lucky. Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball's greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I'm lucky.

"When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift - that's something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies - that's something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter - that's something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body - it's a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed - that's the finest I know.

"So I close in saying that I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for."

Taken from here

I don't need to say any more--any Yankee fan, hell, any baseball fan, will be familiar with the circumstances.

We all have something for which we are thankful.


  1. damn rebecca, you are one sexy girl. however, you go to the cuse so why dont you go out to harrys and have yourself a good time one of these nights, then come back and blog about that

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  3. Yeah I'm Thankful for your photo Rebecca.LOL.

    But Seriously that is a great Man who said that speech.Forget great player.He and my favorite player Roberto Clemente were great players but what they did off the field is what made me loved them even more.They aren't awarded enough these days.

    Happy Thanksgiving.