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The Pride of the Yankees

Cast
Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Babe Ruth, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stössel, Virginia Gilmore, Bill Dickey, Ernie Adams, Pierre Watkin, Harry Harvey
Released
1942
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A yankees manager tells sports writer Sam Blake, referring to baseball talent Lou Gehrig, “He’s nutty enough to play with the Brooklyn Dodgers. (0:20)

A baseball strikes Gehrig in the head. (0:35)

Sam tells Gehrig’s wife Eleanor, “Most women, when their husbands are late, they gotta worry, ‘cause he’s either drunk or run into a dame or something.”
”... and don’t get hysterical...”
Eleanor: ”I’m not hysterical.”
Sam: ”You almost made me have a nervous breakdown.” (1:26)

Sam tells his colleague and competitor Hank, “Well, any facts Ruth dreams up will be topped by Gehrig without borrowing your opium pipe.” (1:32)

His mother asks, “Louie, are you crazy?”
Gehrig’s father tells Eleanor, “You’ve gone crazy maybe.” (1:35)

Reference in Sleepless in Seattle