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Source Notes: Speech at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y., 4 July 1939, in Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History, ed. William Safire (1992). Having been diagnosed with the paralyzing illness that bears his name, Gehrig bid farewell to baseball, commenting, "I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
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