Lou Gehrig Rhetorical Analysis

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Module 3 Lab 1 Rhetorical Analysis Lou Gehrig’s Luckiest Man in the World Lou Gehrig was born on June 19, 1903 in New York City. Mr. Gehrig was arguably one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game. He was a southpaw throwing and hitting. He had a career that lasted 17 years he had a career batting average of .340, 2721 hits, 413 homeruns, 1995 runs batted in, 7 time all-star, 6 world series titles, 2 time American league most valuable player, triple crown winner in 1934, 3 time American league Homerun champ, played 2130 consecutive games was inducted in to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame by a special vote in 1939. In the middle of the season in 1938 his play was diminishing he passed it off as fatigue. In the off season he began his training and…show more content…
In his speech he talked about how grateful he was to have been able to play baseball for a living. He also thanked his teammates and fans for all their support throughout his career. The point of his speech was even though he has just been diagnosed with a debilitating disease that will cut his life short and caused his early retirement that he still feels like the happiest man on the face of the earth. My opinion is that the speech was more than effective it was motivational and sincere. I take his words to heart to my own circumstances. On June 2, 1941 Lou Gehrig died leaving this world at the age 37 which I believe was way too young. Even though the speech was over 75 years ago it still stands as one of the best speeches ever not just in sports. Here is Lou Gehrig’s speech as he gave it. "Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you
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