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04/07/1939 'Luckiest man' speech

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Gehrig delivers his famous speech at Yankee Stadium

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MLB: 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's speech

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A Tribute to Lou Gehrig

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The Luckiest Man

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Lou Gehrig: The 'Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth'

The Yankees retired Gehrig's uniform number "4", making him the first player in Major League Baseball history to be accorded that honor. Gehrig was given many gifts, commemorative plaques, and trophies. Some came from VIPs; others came from the stadium's groundskeepers and janitorial staff.
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