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George Steinbrenner will be honored in Monument Park

Aug 24, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

From MLB.com's Bailey Stephens comes word that the Yankees will honor late owner George Steinbrenner with a plaque in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park on September 20 of this year. "We remain profoundly grateful and...

From MLB.com’s Bailey Stephens comes word that the Yankees will honor late owner George Steinbrenner with a plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park on September 20 of this year.

“We remain profoundly grateful and touched by the many expressions of
sympathy and support from so many,” the Steinbrenner family said in a written
statement. “We know we will always share George’s memory with Yankees fans
everywhere, and a monument in his honor to be located in Monument Park
will reflect the special connection, appreciation and responsibility
that George felt for New York Yankees’ fans everywhere as they were
always uppermost in his mind.”

Steinbrenner took over as principal owner of the Yankees in 1973 and helped return to the organization to its current elite status.  In honor of where the Yanks were when he took over and where they sit now as the most recognizable franchise on the planet, Steinbrenner will be given a spot next to on-field greats like Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth.

  1. The Real Shuxion - Aug 24, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Not to say he wasn’t a good owner, but if he was never suspended in the early 90’s Jeter would probably have been traded to Seattle, Posada to Texas, Rivera to Montreal, and Williams to Atlanta all for high profile low producing players who would become free agents the following year.

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