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Yankee Stadium Packed for Lou Gehrig Tribute

July 5, 1939, Lou Gehrig. Babe Ruth

July 5, 1939: Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth.

July 5, 1939, Sports Sometimes words aren't enough.

The Times published an Associated Press account of Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium, the tribute to the stricken first baseman who had been a symbol of consistency and endurance. Any baseball fan has seen Gehrig's famous speech, the real thing or the movie version portrayed by Gary Cooper.

The story couldn't match those visuals, real or imagined. Here's the first paragraph:

"A bunch of boys whooped it up at the Yankee Stadium today for the guy who's known as Lou."  Somebody get me rewrite, and hurry.

Here's the movie version from YouTube. Hard to miss the real Babe Ruth in the background as Cooper speaks.

--Keith Thursby

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