To: Lou Gehrig #4
From: - Your Pals on the Yankee Team"
[Inscribed July 4, 1939|Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day Trophy, Gehrig's official retirement gala| Yankee Stadium]
"We've been to the wars together,
We took our foes as they came;
And always you were the leader,
And ever you played the game.
Idol of cheering millions;
Records are yours by sheaves;
Iron of frame they hailed you,
Decked you with laurel leaves.
But higher than that we hold you,
We who have known you best;
Knowing the way you came through
Every human test.
Let this be a silent token
Of lasting friendship's gleam
And all that we've left unspoken.
[T.E.A.M.-Together Everyone Accomplishes More!]