The pride of the yankees is a 1942 american film produced by samuel goldwyn directed by sam wood and starring gary cooper teresa wright and walter brennanit is a tribute to the legendary new york yankees first baseman lou gehrig who died only one year before its release at age 37 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which later became known to the lay public as lou gehrigs disease. Directed by sam wood with gary cooper teresa wright babe ruth walter brennan the story of the life and career of famed baseball player lou gehrig. The pride of the yankees lou gehrig gary cooper and the making of a classic richard sandomir on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers i consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth on july 4 1939 baseball great lou gehrig delivered what has been called baseballs gettysburg address at yankee stadium and gave a speech that included the phrase that would become . Elaborate recreation of a real event game 3 of the 1928 world series lou gehrig gary cooper hitting two home runs for ailing billy gene collins family ludwig stossel elsa janssen and spouse eleanor teresa wright on the radio in the pride of the yankees 1943. The pride of the yankees is a classic american biographical film made in 1942 in black and white directed by sam wood and starring gary cooper teresa wright walter brennan and dan duryea the film is a biopic about the life of baseball player iron man lou gehrig who actually died in 1941 the year before the film was released
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