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The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

4. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

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Gary Cooper stars as famed New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig in one of the first major motion pictures concerning baseball (it had to be if the Bambino plays himself).  The film follows Gehrig’s childhood to “Luckiest Man in the World” speech. The film was widely popular as it was produced shortly after Gehrig’s death and featured several cameos of Gehrig’s Yankee teammates playing themselves.

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