Lou Gehrig's Speech


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Next month marks the 80th anniversary of one of the most famous speeches in American history—Lou Gehrig’s “luckies man on the face of the earth” speech, delivered at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.
In this episode of “30 With Murt” Sweeny discusses the speech and its impact with two people who have had a great part of their lives impacted by Gehrig in different ways.
Jonathan Eig is the author of “Luckiest Man: The Life And Death of Lou Gehrig,” the definitive biography of The Iron Horse.
Matt Dahlgren is the grandson of Babe Dahlgren, the man who replaced Gehrig in the Yankees lineup on May 2, 1939, the day Gehrig’s streak of 2,130 consecutive games came to an end.
Eig and Dahlgren share their stories and perspectives as Sweeny talks to them about the most famous moment in history of Yankee Stadium.

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