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Photo of the day: Lou Gehrig's 'luckiest man' speech, in color

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Related: Doyel: Don't forget fight against ALS

The loyal page viewer will recall that not long ago in this handsome space we marked the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's "luckiest man" speech -- delivered in impossibly humble and courageous tones by a baseball legend who would die from ALS less than two years hence.

Now, via inspire52.com (tip: check out the entire gallery at that link), comes this expertly colorized image of Gehrig pausing to gather himself as he spoke his iconic words ...

I don't want to get too rhapsodic, but you can all but make out the conflicts of that moment in Gehrig's face, and probably at least a flicker of awareness that something was deeply wrong with him.

That's a resonant image of a resonant human being.

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