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Lou Gehrig Speech Recited by Yankees’ Derek Jeter and 30 MLB 1st Baseman (Video)
July 2nd, 2014 at 2:57 PM
The 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest man alive" speech will be on July 4 and is being commemorated by Major League Baseball. ***VIDEO1*** One of the ways to remember Gehrig is to recite his infamous speech made in 1939 through the mouths of 30 current first baseman in the league, with...

MLB to Honor Yankees Legend Lou Gehrig on July 4; ‘Luckiest Man Alive’ Speech
June 20th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
On July 4, it will be 75 years since New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig made one of the most famous speeches in baseball history at Yankee Stadium. ***VIDEO1*** Gehrig, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, now known as Lou Gehrig's disease) in the 1939 season and didn't play another major league...

New York Yankees: Frank Sinatra Asks Lou Gehrig for Autograph Photo from 1939
June 2nd, 2014 at 5:47 PM
On the anniversary of his passing, we remember New York Yankees legendary first baseman Lou Gehrig by getting a glimpse of him in one of his brighter moments when Frank Sinatra came looking for an autograph. ***VIDEO1*** Old Blue Eyes' career was still getting off the ground in 1939, but The Iron...

New York Yankees Famous Owner Jacob Ruppert Will Be Inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame
December 5th, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Jacob Ruppert, the New York Yankees owner from 1915-39, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Pre-Integration Committee on Monday. The 16-member Pre-Integration Era Committee was comprised of Hall of Fame members Bert Blyleven, Pat Gillick, Phil Niekro and Don Sutton; major league executives Bill DeWitt, Roland Hemond, Gary...

New York Yankees Sweep Doubleheader as David Phelps Shuts Down the Toronto Blue Jays
September 19th, 2012 at 10:49 PM
***PHOTO2***After New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi used six relief pitchers to secure a win in the first game of a doubleheader the Yankees needed their starting pitcher more than ever in the night cap.  Rookie David Phelps answered the call as the Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1...

Ode to New York Yankees Baseball, Fourth of July and the Boss
July 4th, 2012 at 10:55 AM
Today is not only the birthday of our country, it was also the birthday of George M. Steinbrenner III, "The Boss." Steinbrenner passed away two years ago at the age of 80 and left a legacy that will span the test of time. July 4th with all the fireworks and pomp and circumstance was...

Mickey Mantle: the Life and Legacy of a Baseball Hero Exhibit Added to the New York Yankees Museum
June 25th, 2012 at 6:30 AM
The New York Yankees Museum that is located on the Main Level at Yankees Stadium near Gate 6 is opening a new exhibit on the life and legacy of Mickey Mantle. Mantle is considered not only one of the all-time Yankee legends, but one of the greatest in baseball's illustrious history. The exhibit, which is presented by Bank of America, has artifacts donated by...

New York Yankee Derek Jeter Receives the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
January 20th, 2012 at 8:23 AM
New York Yankee Derek Jeter was honored on Wednesday night in Tampa, Florida with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award. This award is sponsored by the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity which recognizes the player who best exemplify Lou Gehrig's character and integrity off the field. ***PHOTO1***   The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino was the place to kick off the 9th Annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf...