75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s Retirement Speech

75 years ago, Lou Gehrig — a man who played in 2,130 consecutive games, won six World Series titles, batted a career .340/.447/.632 (and batted .361/.477/.731 in his 34 World Series games) — was only 36 years old and dying from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

He stood in front of over 61,000 fans in Yankee Stadium and delivered this speech.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014