Lou Gehrig: The Story of a Great Man
The Apple Seed - Radio Archive, Episode 189
- Jul 4, 2014 6:00 pm
- 58:29 mins
On July 4th, 1939, baseball star Lou Gehrig delivered a retirement speech that is now considered “one of the most touching scenes ever witnessed on a ball field.” Gehrig had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) earlier that year, bringing his record-setting career as a first baseman for the New York Yankees to a halt. On that day in 1939 Gehrig delivered a farewell address that set the standard for sportsmanship, and to honor the 75th anniversary of Lou’s “Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth” address, this episode features his life-story as told by nationally recognized storyteller Carol Burch. Find more of Carol's work's on her web site.