Touching Moments in Baseball History

Erica Palan
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While baseball is known as America's pastime, it's not just the athletes that make history on the field. Ballparks have been the scene of many touching, moving moments, both big and small, in our nation's history. Here, six baseball moments that will pull at your heartstrings. Get your tissues now.

Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech

After learning of Gehrig's terrible illness, the Yankees allowed him to come back for an appreciation day that was, by all accounts, extremely emotional.

Liza Minnelli singing "New York, New York" after 9/11

The best part of this? The chorus line of police officers and firefighters.

7th-Inning Stretch "High Hopes" Tribute to Harry Kalas

After the death of the beloved Phillies announcer, fans joined together to sing his signature song.

Kid Throws Back Dad's Foul Ball

We laugh because we're glad it wasn't our kid.

Batboy Reacts Triumphantly

Teddy Kremer, a 30-year-old honorary batboy for the Cincinnati Reds with Down syndrome, loves it when third baseman Todd Frazier hits a home run.

Neil Diamond singing "Sweet Caroline" after Boston Marathon bombing

After April's Boston Marathon bombing, Diamond flew to the city to sing his song, which the Red Sox have been playing for more than a decade.