What’s more American then Baseball??

Posted: July 4, 2010 by amyaubrey in MLB

I love the 4th of July & although I won’t be really celebrating it this year with my favorite tradition of hot dogs & bbqs, it doesn’t stop me from listening to Lee Greenwood’s rendition of “God Bless the USA” having a Budweiser & watching a baseball game.  Baseball teams have their special Independence Day hats throughout the weekend just as one more thing for them to make money off of.  I’m not gonna lie, I’d like to buy one.

As a bit of a Yankee fan, there are a number of things that have occurred on the 4th that are a big part of Yankee & baseball history.  Not only is today George Steinbrenner’s (the principal owner of the NYY) 80th birthday but it’s also the anniversary of a few other things.  Dave Righetti threw his no-hitter on July 4th, 1983 against the Boston Red Sox.  At the time it was the first Yankee no-hitter in almost 30 years.  What was voted the greatest moment in baseball history also occurred on the American holiday.  Lou Gehrig made his famous speech at Yankee Stadium.  A man that knew he was dying & who had no strength left stood up & said he was the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

As we are all still coming down from World Cup fever, it’s easy to love your country on a day like this.  However you enjoy your holiday, have a happy 4th of July!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s