Summary Of Lou Gehrig's Farewell To Baseball Address

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Former Yankee’s baseball player, Lou Gehrig, in his speech, Farewell to Baseball Address delivers a heartfelt goodbye to reveal his retirement to the world on July 4, 1939. Gehrig’s purpose is to let his fans know that he is happy and he has had a wonderful life. He adopts an appreciative tone while using pathos, ethos, and repetition to attempt to sooth his fans and the rest of the world. He begins his speech by expressing how he feels he as if he is the luckiest man because of his fans and the life he has led, “Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth” (1). He appeals to ethos by speaking about his colleagues such as Jacob Ruppert, Ed Barrow, Miller Huggins and Joe McCarthy. “Who wouldn’t consider it an honor

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