Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones took part in an MLB Productions video commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech.
(Steve Mitchell / USA Today Sports / May 3, 2014)
Garrett Jones was among the major league first baseman who took part in a special Lou Gehrig video tribute that will air in ballparks Friday. July 4 is the 75th anniversary of Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech.
MLB Productions recorded Jones and players --mostly first basemen -- from every club reciting lines from the speech. Footage of Gehrig's iconic address at Yankee Stadium is woven into those clips.
"Lou Gehrig obviously is an icon. It was unfortunate the disease cut his career short," Jones said. "It's a nice tribune to him and be a part of something like that is special. He played a lot of games in a row and had the record. It's nice to pay tribute."...
Former Marlins starter Brad Penny on Wednesday made his first start for the organization since 2004. Pitching for advanced-A Jupiter, Penny took the loss after allowing four runs on seven hits with no walks and two strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings against the Palm Beach Cardinals.
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