American Rhetoric: Movie Speech
"The Pride of the Yankees" (1942)
Lou Gehrig Delivers Farewell to Baseball Address at Yankee Stadium
Gehrig: I have been walking on ball fields for 16 years, and I've never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans. I have had the great honor to have played with these great veteran ballplayers on my left -- Murderers Row, our championship team of 1927.
I have been given fame and undeserved praise by the boys up there behind the wire in the press box -- my friends, the sports writers. I have worked under the two greatest managers of all time, Miller Huggins and Joe McCarthy.