Lou Gehrig: The Pride of the Yankees
This is a tribute to the life of the Yankee
legend who died from a degenerative disease that would come to
bare his name "Lou Gehrig's Disease". More information on
Gehrig's Famous Speech can be found
This was a poem presented to Lou Gehrig by
"We've been to the wars together;
We took our foes as they came;
And always you were the leader,
And ever you played the game.
Idol of cheering millions,
Records are yours by sheaves;
Iron of frame they hailed you
Decked you with laurel leaves.
But higher than that we hold you,
We who have known you best;
Knowing the way you came through
Every human test.
Let this be a silent token
Of lasting Friendship's gleam,
And all that we've left unspoken;
Your Pals of the Yankees Team."