Movie Quote of the Day – The Pride of the Yankees, 1942 (dir. Sam Wood)
I have been walking onto ball fields for sixteen years, and I’ve never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans. I have had the great honor to have played with these great veteran ballplayers on my left – Murderers’ Row, our championship team of 1927. I have had the further honor of living with and playing with these men on my right – the Bronx Bombers, the Yankees of today. I have been given fame and undeserved praise by the boys up there behind the wire in the press box, my friends, the sportswriters. I have worked under the two greatest managers of all time, Miller Huggins and Joe McCarthy. I have a mother and father who fought to give me health and a solid background in my youth. I have a wife, a companion for life, who has shown me more courage than I ever knew. People all say that I’ve had a bad break. But today…today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Posted on February 7, 2011, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged 1942, Gary Cooper, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Jo Swerling, Paul Gallico, Sam Wood, The Pride of the Yankees. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.