The Pride of the Yankees

Continuity mistake: Near the start, when the kid is holding the card of Babe Ruth in his hand, the position of his fingers on the card changes between shots.

Revealing mistake: The ball Lou Gehrig hits that smashes a window doesn't come off his bat. It comes from behind him.

Other mistake: The kid that plays young Lou Gehrig later reappears when Ma finds out that Gehrig signed with the Yankees.

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Trivia: In the movie, Lou Gehrig concludes his farewell speech with the famous line "I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth". However, in real life, he continued after this point. The last lines of his speech were "And I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for. Thank you."

Trivia: At the end of the film Lou is seen walking off the field into the dugout. In truth after the speech, Lou had to be helped into the dugout and left the ballpark in a wheelchair.

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Trivia: Copper was right handed - all his scenes were filmed right handed and then reversed. The number "4" on the back of his uniform was put on backwards.

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Lou Gehrig: Is it three strikes, Doc?
Clinic doctor: You want it straight?
Lou Gehrig: Sure, straight.
Clinic doctor: It's three strikes.

Lou Gehrig: People have to live their own lives. Nobody can live it for you. Nobody could have made a baseball player out of Uncle Otto, and nobody can make anything but a baseball player out of me.

Eleanor Gehrig: Lou Gehrig, I could learn to like you.

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