Classic Scene #37: The Pride Of The Yankees

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"I have been walking on ball fields for 16 years, and I have never received anything but kindness from you fans. I have had the great honour to have played with these great veteran ball players on my left, Murderers' Row, our Championship team of 1927. I have had the further honour of living with, and playing with these men on my right, The Bronx Bombers, the Yankees of today. I have been given fame and undeserved praise by the boys up there behind the wire in the press box, my friends the sportswriters. I have worked under the two greatest managers of all time, Miller Huggins and Joe McCarthy. I have a mother and father who fought to give me health and a solid background in my youth. I have a wife, a companion for life, who has shown me more courage than I ever knew. People will say that I've had a bad break...but today... (tears come to his eyes) consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." (He chokes up and slowly walks off the field to tumultuous cheers, down past the dugout and into the dark tunnel, gone forever...)