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Greatest moment - the poll

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My vote went to Lou Gehrig. That moment, on July 4th, 1939, transcends not just baseball but sports. It became a movie; it's still referenced today. It wasn't just about a great Yankee first-basemen, it was about a great human being. It was tragic, yet inspiring, uplifting and transcendent at the same time. In so many ways did it define not just an era but a team, and possibly re-define the American pastime.

He (and that speech) may have changed baseball from a game of drinkers, smokers, racists and indulgers to a kinder, more refined game of Joe D, Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson. (The war may have also contributed.)