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Jul 4, 2014 7:55 PM by Greg Smith

75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's goodbye

July fourth is foremost the anniversary of our independence, but it also marks the anniversary of a sports landmark.

75 years ago today, one of the greatest baseball players to ever live, Lou Gehrig gave his famous farewell speech to the game and it's fans. He was diagnosed with ALS on his 36th birthday and retired shortly after. The "iron horse" played in 2,130 straight games and won six world championships. He died 2 years after his diagnosis, now ALS is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.

 

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