EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by editor-in-chief Jonathan Eig also appears in The Wall Street Journal.
In 1939, Lou Gehrig was dying of ALS and too sick to travel to Cooperstown, N.Y., for the unveiling of his plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame. As the Hall of Fame prepares to honor him Sunday with a special induction ceremony, I wrote this speech, imagining what Gehrig might have said if he had been well enough. The speech also appears in this year’s Hall of Fame yearbook. Click here to read the whole thing.