10. Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech
On July 4th, 1939, a dying Lou Gehrig stood before a stadium full of 60,000 people and created the most moving moment in sports history. A Native New Yorker, Gehrig had been playing baseball for the Yankees until he no longer could – his 13-year career (without one missed game) cut short by the debilitating disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). That day, he expressed to fans his belief that he was “the luckiest man in the world” for having been a part of baseball and getting so much encouragement from the fans.