The Pride of the Yankees
The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 American film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Walter Brennan. It is a tribute to the legendary New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig, who died only one year before its release, at age 37, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which later became known to the lay public as "Lou Gehrig's disease".
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- People all say that I've had a bad break. But today ... Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
- Note: the bolded portion is ranked #38 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.