Farewell to Baseball

by: Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig was an amazing baseball player one of the great’s. A man who made baseball what it is today. He unfortunately got diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease forced him to retire from baseball.

I fell that he got his point across not for the fans to be sad or angry but be glad in the great career he had and how thankful he was.

Remembering Lou Gehrig

Friday, Sep. 25th, 9pm

25 Main Street

Cooperstown, NY


I feel like the audience just wanted an explanation after the speech on why he can’t play any longer.

Some rewards are to not be sad when life hits you the hardest be thankful for the life you lived and don’t ever let the problem take control of your life.

It’s valuable because I mean Lou Gehrig is a baseball great but also because it shown other people with the same disease to value what they have done in their own life.

In my opinion the speech is still amazing today in my mind nothing can be added to help the speech it’s so good.

Lou Gehrig

Never forget the man

Lou Gehrig

This man had an amazing career, he never had a dull moment in his career. In his 17 year career he had a 340 average, 2,721 hits, 493 home runs, 1,995 rbi's, 102 stolen bases. He is one of the greatest Yankees to play baseball.