Gary Cooper's Lou Gehrig Speech

I have been walking on ball fields for sixteen years, and I have never received anything but kindness and

encouragement from you fans.

I have had the great honor to have played with these great veteran ball players on my left-- Murders' Row, our

championship team of 1927. I have had the further honor of living and playing with these men on my right-- the

Bronx Bombers, the Yankees of today.

I have been given fame and undeserved praise by the boys up there behind the wire in the pressbox-- my friends

the sportswriters.

I have worked under the two greatest managers of all times, Miller Huggins and Joe McCarthy.

I have a mother and father who fought to give me health and a solid background in my youth.

I have a wife, a companion for life, who has shown me more courage than I ever knew.

People all say that I've had a bad break, but today... today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the


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