Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Original Draft of Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech Discovered

Long thought to be spontaneous, recent evidence that has come to light has shown that New York Yankee great Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell speech was in fact carefully written out beforehand and reworked many times. On July 4th, 1939 the Yankees held Lou Gehrig day and between games of a double header the dying Yankee […]