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Quiz about The Luckiest Man on the Face of This Earth
Quiz about The Luckiest Man on the Face of This Earth

The Luckiest Man on the Face of This Earth Quiz


On 4 July 1939, Lou Gehrig gave his famous "Luckiest Man" speech at Yankee Stadium. Can you fill in the missing words of this great American baseball player?

by wellenbrecher. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Time
4 mins
Type
Quiz #
416,736
Updated
Jun 10 24
# Qns
19
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
17 / 19
Plays
148
Last 3 plays: dj144 (15/19), stephedm (19/19), TheCrazedOne (19/19).
Fans, for the past weeks you have been reading about the break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.

I have been in for seventeen years and have never received anything but and encouragement from you fans.

Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his just to associate with them for even one day?

Sure, I'm . Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball's greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little , Miller Huggins?

Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding , that smart student of psychology, the best in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I'm lucky.

When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a - that's something.

When everybody down to the and those boys in white coats remember you with - that's something.

When you have a wonderful who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own - that's something.

When you have a and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your - it's a blessing.

When you have a who has been a tower of strength and shown more than you dreamed existed - that's the finest I know.

So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad , but I've got an awful lot to live for.
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
Answer:

Lou Gehrig's farewell speech, often referred to as "The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech, was delivered on 4 July 1939 at Yankee Stadium in New York City. The occasion was Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day, organised to honour the baseball legend after he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating and ultimately fatal disease. The diagnosis forced Gehrig to retire from baseball at the age of 36, ending a career that included setting the record for most consecutive games played, a record that stood for 56 years.

Known as the "Iron Horse" for his durability and strength, Gehrig played his entire career with the New York Yankees. He was a seven-time All-Star, six-time World Series champion and two-time American League MVP. His farewell speech, delivered to a packed stadium, was a poignant moment that underlined his humility and grace in the face of a devastating illness.

In his speech, Gehrig thanked his fans, teammates and family, and expressed his gratitude for the opportunities and support he received throughout his career. Despite his diagnosis, he stressed how lucky he felt, demonstrating his remarkable character and resilience. The speech remains one of the most memorable moments in sports history and cemented Gehrig's legacy not only as a baseball great, but as a symbol of courage and humility.

Lou Gehrig died on 2 June 1941, less than two years after his famous farewell speech at his home in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City. He was 37 years old.
Source: Author wellenbrecher

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