Yankees support Sarah Langs as she raises ALS awareness on Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man” speech anniversary

Yankees honor Sarah Langs on anniversary of Lou Gehrig's speech.

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Sarah Langs, the MLB.com writer, and reporter, had an incredibly heartwarming experience at Yankee Stadium that left her pleasantly surprised and deeply moved. Despite her ongoing battle with ALS, Langs has remained an unwavering beacon of positivity and resilience, dedicated to spreading awareness about the disease and inspiring others.

On the 84th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s iconic “luckiest man” speech, Langs was invited to deliver a speech at the podium. Little did she know that she was about to receive an unexpected gift that would touch her to the core. As Langs began her speech, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole approached her, bearing a special shirt. Langs’ eyes filled with joy and gratitude as she realized that the shirt, which read “baseball is the best” and prominently highlighted “End ALS,” had been signed by the entire Yankees roster.

Sarah Langs, who has ALS, exchanges lineup cards at Yankee Stadium and her parents throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
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But the surprises didn’t end there. To Langs’ sheer delight, her parents made a surprise appearance on this momentous occasion. They were given the honor of throwing the first pitch before the game against the Baltimore Orioles. The emotional reaction captured in a video shared by ESPN on Twitter showed just how much this unexpected gesture meant to Langs and her family.

Sarah Langs was further honored this year during the Yankees’ annual “HOPE Week,” which celebrates individuals who exhibit remarkable resilience and dedication. The announcement of her parents’ involvement in the first pitch emotionally overwhelmed Langs. The New York Yankees, fully aware of the significance of the day and Langs’ impactful work, bestowed upon her this special honor, symbolizing the hope she brings to those affected by ALS and her tireless efforts to raise awareness and potentially find a cure.

Sarah Langs continues to be an inspiration to countless individuals fighting ALS. Her unwavering positivity, resilience, and commitment to making a difference serve as a shining example to all. The heartwarming surprises she experienced at Yankee Stadium lifted her spirits and served as a powerful reminder of her impact on the baseball community and the world beyond. With her continued efforts, Langs is making a profound difference in the fight against ALS, spreading hope and raising awareness every step of the way.

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