And they stopped just short of a good, mass cry.” Gehrig's speech inspired millions and also raised awareness for the crippling and sometimes life threatening disease that is ALS. Lou Gehrig forever changed the lives of the people at Yankee stadium that day by giving a speech that showed that the man known as the “Iron Horse” was truly made of
Imagine how devastating it would be to be unable to play the sport you love because of an illness. For professional baseball player Lou Gehrig, that is exactly what happened. Gehrig played baseball for the New York Yankees from 1923 to 1939 (“Biography”). At the end of his baseball career he was diagnosed with a disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS. ALS is a neurological disease that attacks the body’s neurons that control voluntary muscle movement (“Amyotrophic”).
His speeches that I heard in this movie impressed me by their sincerity and dedication to his own race, but at the same time respect for the white. He said that we are not to hate those who hate us. King believed that one day Afro-Americans will get what they are fighting for. That’s why they have to start preparing for being ethical, sane, reasonable. His tolerance and acceptance towards others impressed
Baseball players will play noticeably better if they are athletic because being athletic allows players to make crisper and quicker movements while they are batting and fielding. Being athletic also allows players to work to have better hand-eye coordination and that is vital in baseball. Good hand-eye coordination allows players to play all aspects of baseball in an easier fashion, whenever a ball is hit to a player with good hand-eye coordination, coaches do not have to worry because they know that the player will make the play. Athleticism allows baseball players to play the sport better and look good while doing it. Lastly, above everything, baseball players should have a positive attitude no matter what.
Seventy-seven years ago, on July 4th, a man whose expertise was on the baseball diamond, more considerably than in speechmaking, distributed one of the most effective, memorable and inspiring speeches of all time. This man’s name was Lou Gehrig, and it took this man relatively two minutes, to where he was able to echo not only his own thoughts of his retirement from baseball and his disease, but also the ideas and perspectives of his fans and the American people during his era. Lou Gehrig’s sendoff presentation, including the famous preceding quote, rendered many rhetorical strategies so that he is able to convey themes and emotions that, especially during the time period circa 1930s, were very important to not only his loyal fans but to all
Jimmy Many Horses relies on humour as a way to cope with the tragic events that has occurred in his life. After recently being diagnosed with a terminal cancer, Jimmy makes light of his serious illness which causes conflict in his marriage. On his way to reconcile with his wife Norma, Jimmy catches a ride with his old friend Simon and retells the story of his cancer diagnosis. Jimmy talks about his x-ray and how his tumours resembled baseballs, “my favourite tumour was just about the size of a baseball, shaped like one, too. Even had stich marks, (157)”.
In the article “Bombing survivor exemplifies resilience after miraculous recovery”, CBS News discusses how John Odom survives the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and surprises doctor by being able to walk again. He begins by describing that he was in Boston to cheer on his daughter for participating in the Boston marathon but never got the chance due to the debris from explosion that went on. Suddenly, John had too many problems, he was losing too much blood and was thinking he was going to be gone before all the help had gotten there. In addition, when John arrived at the hospital he was taken into immediate care and had many procedures done and was waiting to recover very soon. Above all, John was one of the last patients to leave the hospital
Despite his recent diagnosis with ALS, a neurological disorder with no cure, Lou Gehrig is able to maintain a positive and inspirational tone through his use of positive diction in order to stop his fans from pitying him because he still has so much to live for. Gehrig uses many words with a positive connotation, which help create his positive tone. When describing his encounters with “these grand men,” Gehrig uses phrases such as “the highlight of his career” and “honor” to show how lucky he has been. These phrases emphasize his wonderful experiences meeting such famous figures and help him prove, to the audience, that he has lived an incredible life, which he uses to deflect pity from the audience. Gehrig’s word choice has a large impact
Lou Gehrig’s speech, Farewell to Baseball Address, delivers an emotional punch to the gut as he explains about how lucky he is to have had a wonderful life with some amazing people. He states “I might have been given a bad break, but I have much to live for,” infers his will to live. Because of his positive standing with his fans and many other baseball players, Gehrig was able to utilize effectively ethos throughout his speech. Ethical proof is dependent upon the rhetor’s reputation among his audience and other people; for Gehrig, his reputation was one of a hard-working and determined man and so his audience already held favor with Gehrig. In fact, the first word in Gehrig’s speech is “Fans.” He immediately directly addresses the fans and by doing this, he is unselfishly noting that this speech is for them, the people who had always been there for him.
Immediately after the fact they dispatched him straight to the hospital. To everyone's disbelief an hour after reaching the hospital he was pronounced dead. At the age of 39, King was able to touch many lives and help better the world, his life may not have been long, but he served a great purpose (History.com Staff). Robert F. Kennedy who at the time was running to be elected as president, made plans for a campaign speech in Indianapolis, Indiana. Once Kennedy’s plane landed in Indy they heard word of King’s assassination.
He complained to the training staff and sought medical advice, but Richard said that his concerns fell on deaf ears. Transported to the hospital, medical personel determined Richard suffered a stroke. After rehabilitation, Richard attempted a comeback in the Astros minor league system but never recovered enough to regain his prior command of the baseball. #9.Dravecky Breaks Arm Not Just Once But Twice Pitcher Dave Dravecky of the San Francisco was pitching against the Expos, on August 15, 1989, at the Olympic Stadium. Dravecky was coming off of a rehabilitation stint for the removal of a cancerous tumor, in his throwing arm in 1988.
In “Thanks to His Work Behind Plate, Cervelli is Pirates’ quiet MVP”, it talks about how Francisco Cervelli’s efforts behind the plate is helping the Pirates to a successful season. The article talks about many things Cervelli had to face in order to become such a big part of the Pirates success. It talks about the attitude he had, to make him such a great player. This article uses stats and facts in order to show the audience what a extraordinary player Cervelli is. The first thing that makes a successful catcher is being relaxed and quiet behind the plate.
But that’s alright, Cam isn’t worried about whether he’s traditional or not, he’s just trying to make it to the super bowl.As big as his impact is on the field, it is even bigger in the community. Kids across the Carolinas adore Cam, and it’s no secret that he likes kids too. On Thanksgiving, he led a campaign to feed 600 families and worked endlessly until his goal was reached. He befriended a twelve year old boy with stage four cancer and visits him in the hospital, gives him sideline passes, and has even gone up with him to hammer the keep pounding drum before a home game. Cam has even said in an interview that he likes kids even more than adults.Traditional leadership can be effective, that’s an accepted fact.
Some of the people that helped him were his family, friends, and teammates by giving him lots of support (“Lou”). Some of his biggest supporters, though were his fans (“Lou”). Even though he had a rare disease and knew he was going to die shortly he was still very grateful for the life he had lived (“Lou”). He ended up dying on June 2, 1941 because of ALS. There are lots of different ways to help raise awareness about ALS.
The Baseball hall of fame is home to amazing players that have changed the game forever, and Pete Rose should be included with these men. Yes, Pete Rose did do a bad thing, which is that he placed bets on baseball, which is against baseball rules, but this shouldn’t change everything else. Pete Rose should be inducted into the hall of fame because choices he made as a team manager shouldn’t affect how he is recognized for his skill as a player. Rose was a great player in the 23 years he played, his skills being what should get him into the hall. Pete Rose was banished from baseball for life on August 24, 1989(Lagrave, 2015) for his gambling which broke rule number 21.