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BRONX, NY - JULY 4, 1939: Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees addresses his teammates and fans during his famous farewell speech on Lou Gehrig day on July 4, 1939 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)

BRONX, NY - JULY 4, 1939: Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees addresses his teammates and fans during his famous farewell speech on Lou Gehrig day on July 4, 1939 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)