Henry Louis Gehrig played 17 seasons for the New York Yankees and was know as the "Iron Horse". He was the first MLB player to have his jersey retired. He suffered from the incurable disease, ALS, or also know later as Lou Gehrig's disease.
"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. That I might have been given a bad break.but I've got an awful lot to live for." There isn't a man alive that doesn't blubber like a baby during Lou Gehrig's farewell speech.