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Steinbrenner to be honored in Monument Park

Posted on: August 24, 2010 12:36 pm
Edited on: August 24, 2010 2:26 pm
 
Monument Park George Steinbrenner will enter Yankees immortality on September 20 when his monument takes its rightful place in Monument Park.

Steinbrenner will join just five other people who have monuments -- Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Miller Huggins, Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth. Monuments are only awarded posthumously and clearly are a high honor -- higher than seeing your number retired for the Yankees or with a plaque adorning Monument Park.

"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," the Steinbrenners said in a written statement via MLB.com .

Steinbrenner's monument will be dedicated just before the night's game against the Rays. The choice of opponent is appropriate as Steinbrenner made his home in Tampa, Fla.

Steinbrenner is, of course, best known for taking a down-and-out Yankees team and returning the now-27-time World Champions atop baseball's elite. He passed away July 14 at age 80.

-- Evan Brunell

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kkjyywlpo
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Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2010 10:21 am
 

Steinbrenner to be honored in Monument Park

Even if you didn't like George he always gave yankee fans a winning team. Quick note The yankees have and had great players over the years that we are the only MLB baseball team that has a old timers day. Yankees are the best!



SammytheGreek
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Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2010 5:13 pm
 

Steinbrenner to be honored in Monument Park

Have some respect for someone that passed away. And for a man that cared about winning and did not care how much he spent on a team to win. All the owners are millionares, but they just want to become richer but you need a good product. The Yankees are a good product because of him.


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