8 Incredible Lou Gehrig Quotes

8 Incredible Lou Gehrig Quotes

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Henry “Lou” Gehrig was a first baseman for the New York Yankees from 1923 to 1929. He was known as being a power hitter and extremely durable player, earning himself the name “The Iron Horse”. During his career he won six World Series and his 493 home runs. In 1939 he was diagnosed with ALS, which ended his baseball career. He died in 1941 at the age of 37.

“Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break I got. Yet today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been in ballparks for 17 years, and I have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans. Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day?”

“I’m not a headline guy. I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the plate I could have stood on my head and no one would have known the difference.”

“In the beginning I used to make one terrible play a game. Then I got so I’d make one a week and finally I’d pull a bad one about once a month. Now, I’m trying to keep it down to one a season.”

“So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.”

“The agriculture lobby is very strong in the state of Wyoming. So I don’t know if we’re going to be successful or not, but we’re going to give her a go.”

“The ballplayer who loses his head, who can’t keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all.”

“There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.”

“What are you going to do? Admit to yourself that the pitchers have you on the point of surrender? You can’t do that. You must make yourself think that the pitchers are just as good as they always have been or just as bad.”