July 4, 1939: Legendary Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig delivered his famous "Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech in front of more than 60,000 fans at Yankee Stadium.
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One of the most well known Yankees this is Lou Gehrig. He made his debut to the MLB on the Yankees in 1923, and his last appearance was also on the Yankees in 1939. He was nicknamed "The Iron Horse". His batting average was .340. He was voted the best 1st baseman of all time. He died of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or "Lou Gehrigs Disease.
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After 17 seasons on the field, New York Yankee's Lou Gehrig retires from baseball in 1939. The team also retired his uniform number 4. "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth" he said to the more than 61,000 fans who packed the stadium for his now famous speech.