Yankees Fourth of July memories: Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ Speech

On July 4, 1939, a sellout crowd watched the Yankees play two baseball games against the Washington Senators. Yes, it was a holiday and the stands would have been packed regardless, but the 61,808 people who went to Yankee Stadium that day attended because it was Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day. Podcast – A Brief History: Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ Speech You can listen to the full history podcast about Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ speech and the ceremony in his honor. … Continue reading Yankees Fourth of July memories: Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ Speech