This sports wall hanging features iconic Lou Gehrig during his Farewell Speech which featured “Today I Consider Myself the Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth” comment. This emotional speech was delivered at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.
This finished piece is done in a “Modern-Vintage” style and is definitely unique and distinctive. The frame is ingrained all-wood in a light walnut finish.
Lou Gehrig during his Farewell Speech is American baseball sports history that shows your admiration of Lou Gehrig and the New York Yankees. It will make a nice addition to many rooms in your home or office or to give as a gift.
The Career and Life of Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig played his entire career with the New York Yankees. He was voted the greatest first baseman of all-time by The Baseball Writers’ Association in 1969 and was the leading vote-getter on the All-Century Team chosen by fans in 1999.
Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 1939 – a disorder now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig Disease. The disease forced him to retire at age 36 and claimed his life two years later.