July 4 = Lou Gehrig day was held at Yankee Stadium,Lou said in his speech that he is the luckiest man on the face of the earth. July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... Henry Louis Gehrig, born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig (June 19, 1903 â June 2, 1941), was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the New York Yankees and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ...
To baseball's devotees, countrywide, the year 1939 meant mainly a greater realization of this universality together with a clearer consciousness of the sport's native origin and historic background.
For the dedication of the Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame at high noon, thousands massed in the street and saw on the platform the eleven living members of the Hall of Fame galaxy of twenty-five.
Baseball's All-Time Immortals, elected to their permanent niches because of their preeminent places in baseball history and each name a by-word in the heart of every baseball fan from 9 years old to 90.
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