Friday, June 20, 2014

MLB To Honor Lou Gehrig July 4th

Major League Baseball announced they would honor Yankees legend Lou Gehrig on July 4th on the 75th anniversary of his "Luckiest man on the face of the Earth" speech. Gehrig would have been 111 years old on Thursday but died of complications with ALS, now known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

All 30 MLB teams will wear the patch seen above on their uniforms on America's birthday. A first basemen for each team will also recite a line from Gehrig's now famous speech on each teams video board. The Yankees will be on the road for July 4th so they will honor the Iron Horse on July 2nd.

Major League Baseball will donate $300,000 to help raise ALS awareness.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)