New York Yankees Museum

The New York Yankees Museum is a sports museum located at Yankee Stadium on the main level at Gate 6. It is sponsored and presented by Bank of America[1] and is dedicated to baseball memorabilia for the New York Yankees.[2] It is a key attraction at the stadium, which opened in 2009.[3]

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The centerpiece of the New York Yankees Museum is the "Ball Wall", a collection of autographs of current and former Yankees players.

Development

When the Yankees developed the new stadium, the museum was in its plans. Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, Jr. called for the museum to function as a "Cooperstown South".[4]

Features

A "Ball Wall" features hundreds of balls autographed by past and present Yankees, and there are plans to eventually add autographs for every living player who has played for the Yankees.[2][5] The Yankees Ball Finder, a touch-screen computer in the museum, allows the viewer to look for Yankees alphabetically to find the location of their ball on the "Ball Wall".[6]

The centerpiece of the museum is a tribute to Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, with a commemorative home plate in the floor and statues of Larsen pitching to Yogi Berra.[2][7] Along with a facsimile of a current locker from the Yankees' clubhouse, fans can view the locker of the late Thurman Munson, which sat unoccupied in the previous stadium's Yankee clubhouse in honor of Munson.[2][8]

The final pitcher's plate and home plate used at the old stadium was the first at the new stadium; following its use, it was moved to the museum.[9]

For the 2011 season, the Yankees added a showcase of World Series rings.[10] During the season they opened an exhibit to honor George Steinbrenner.[11][12]

The jersey Derek Jeter wore during the game he achieved his 3,000th hit is in the Yankees Museum.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Historic Derek Jeter to Go on Display in the New York Yankees Museum". MLB Advanced Media, Inc. August 8, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tour the new House - Pinstripe Pride". Daily News. New York. Archived from the original on April 5, 2009. Retrieved April 10, 2009.
  3. ^ "Brand new start of it: Opening Day at new Yankee Stadium". Usatoday.Com. April 16, 2009. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  4. ^ "Brnx president has vision of redeveloped area around Yankee Stadium". Associated Press. February 26, 2003. Retrieved November 14, 2011. (subscription required)
  5. ^ Dodd, Mike (April 16, 2009). "New Yankee Stadium touches all bases, gives nod to history". USA Today.
  6. ^ "2009 World Series: Roger Clemens gone and forgotten at Yankee Stadium - MLB Playoffs - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. October 28, 2009. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  7. ^ Lapointe, Joe (April 16, 2009). "Berra, at 83: A One-of-a-Kind Common Man". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Kepner, Tyler (February 5, 2008). "So Many Years Later, Munson's Memory Lives On - NYTimes.com". Bats.blogs.nytimes.com. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  9. ^ Kepner, Tyler (April 15, 2009). "First Pitch at Yankee Stadium? Yogi, of Course - NYTimes.com". Bats.blogs.nytimes.com. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  10. ^ "Yankee Stadium Museum opens championship ring exhibition | yankees.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. January 1, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  11. ^ "Yanks open museum exhibit honoring 'Boss' | yankees.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. May 20, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  12. ^ "Yankees to Honor George M. Steinbrenner III With New Museum Exhibit | yankees.com: Official Info". Mlb.mlb.com. May 20, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011.

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Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum

The Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame was founded in the Mission District in San Francisco, California on October 24, 1998, and Incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization on June 23, 1999 in Sacramento, California by Gabriel "Tito" Avila, Jr. a former Semi-pro, Sandlot, High School, College player and a Vietnam Era Veteran from New York City and San Francisco resident who wanted to honor the greatest Hispanic Baseball position players of all time. The HHBMHOF is International and dedicated to recognizing the contributions made to baseball by Hispanic players. Since its inception, the HHBMHOF has inducted (67) players, coaches, broadcasters, Negro Leagues Hispanic players, MLB Scorers, and Pioneer Executives. Founding members include Orlando Cepeda, Orlando Mercado and Tito 23 Fuentes.

The HHBMHOF also honors its (16) Pioneers beginning with Esteban Bellan of the Troy Haymakers a team for which he played for in (1869) of the (American Association 1860-1872) (National Amateur Association 1860-1870) based in Lasingburgh, New York post Major League Baseball from Cuba, Luis Castro of the Philadelphia Athletics from Colombia in (1902). Armando Marsans and Rafael Almeida of the Cincinnati Reds in (1911) from Cuba. Alfredo Cabrera of the St. Louis Cardinals in (1913) from Spain, Mel Almada of the Boston Red Sox in (1933) from Mexico, Alejandro Carrasquel of the Washington Senators in (1939) from Venezuela, Hiram Bithorn of the Chicago Cubs in (1942) from Puerto Rico, Humberto Robinson of the Milwaukee Braves from Panama in (1955), Ossie Virgil of the New York Giants in (1956) from the Dominican Republic, Dennis Martinez of the Baltimore Orioles from Nicaragua in (1976), Gerald Young of the Houston Astros in (1987) from Honduras, and Eloy "Buck" Canel, American Spanish Broadcaster of Major League Baseball and Ford Frick Award Winner (NBHOF) for broadcasting internationally spreading baseball to the radios of Latin America for four decades beginning in the (1940's). He also broadcast for both the New York Mets and New York Yankees from Argentina. Jose Mendez and Esteban Torriente Negro Leagues, Alex Pompez Executive Pioneer. Pedro Sierra, Former Major League Pitcher with the Washington Senators and the Minnesota Twins. The last Hispanic player to have signed a contract with the Negro Leagues as a Baseball player.

In 2007 the HHBMHOF established its Pioneer Award to those players or baseball aficionados who have set the example as true pioneers of the sport. To date (18) Pioneers have received that honor. Felipe Alou, San Francisco Giants on June 23, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco, California, Matty Alou, on June 23, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco, California. Jesus Alou, Houston Astros, on September 23, 2008, Houston, Texas. Juan Berenguer, Minnesota Twins on June 23, 2013 at Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan. Orlando Cepeda, San Francisco Giants on June 23, 2002, San Francisco, California. Dave Garcia, San Diego Padres, Ossie Guillen, Chicago White Sox on June 2, 2006 at US Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois. Rudy Jaramillo, Texas Rangers on September 20, 2008 at Rangers Ball Park at Arlington, Texas. Juan Marichal, San Francisco Giants on June 23, 2002, San Francisco, California. Minnie Minoso, Chicago White Sox on at US Cellular Field, Chicago Iiinois. Chicago White Sox, Jose Pagan, San Francisco Giants on June 23, 2002, San Francisco, California. Luis Polonia, New York Yankees, Newark, New Jersey. Ivan 'Pudge" Rodriguez, Texas Rangers, on August 2, 2012 at Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan. Arturo Santo Domingo, Major League Baseball, Diego Segui, Oakland Athletics on July 6, 2012 at the Bartle Hall Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Pedro Sierra, Negro Leagues, Major League Baseball, Valmy Thomas, San Francisco Giants on June 23, 2002, San Francisco, California. Jose Uribe, San Francisco Giants on June 23, 2002, San Francisco, California.

Luis Aparicio was inducted into the HHBMHOF at the 73rd Annual All Star Game Fan Fest at the Moscone East Center, San Francisco, California. On December 27, 2007 Mr. Millito Navarro (101 years old) was inducted into the HHBMHOF at the Pancho Coimbre Museum in Ponce, Puerto Rico. This was the HHBMHOF first induction outside the Continental United States.

The first Award of Merit was awarded on July 10, 1998 to Juan Navarette, Mexican Baseball Hall of Famer at the McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, California. Award of Merit winners Rolando Arojo, Carlos Baerga, Frank Castillo, Coco Crisp, Juan Diaz, Nomar Garciaparra, Rich Garces, Pedro Matinez, Jose Offerman,

Manny Ramirez, Freddy Sanchez, Rey Sanchez, Ugueth Urbina. On May 26, 2000 the San Francisco Giants recognize the HHBMHOF. On June 12, 2000 HHBMHOF President Mr. Tito Avila was invited as a guest of Spanish Language Radio Station (Radio WADO 1280 am) at the old Yankee Stadium in the Bronx New York during a New York Yankees home game broadcast. On June 28, 2000 The Oakland Athletics recognized HHBMHOF. On July 16, 2000 the HHBMHOF participated in Aids walk at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California.

On September 10, 2000 the Oakland City Council presented a city proclamation to the HHBMHOF.

On April 23, 2001 Sammy Sosa donated his Chicago Cubs Home Jersey to the HHBMHOF at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California. On June 20, 2001 Juan Marichal donated his home jersey on Juan Marichal day to the HHBMHOF at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California. On August 15, 2001 the Orlando Cepeda Lifetime achievement award was presented at the Delancey street Restaurant at the Embarcadero to Tony Perez, Marlins Manager of the Florida Marlins. On the same evening at Pacific Bell Park Mr. Rafael Felo Ramirez, Florida Marlins American Spanish Language Broadcaster and Mr. Tony Perez were both inducted into the HHBMHOF. On July 7, 2001 Rod Carew Donated his Minnesota Twins Road Jersey to the HHBMHOF at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California. On August 31, 2001 Andres Galaraga donated his San Francisco Giants Black jersey to the HHBMHOF at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California. On September 21, 2001 the HHBMHOF conducts it first exhibition at the Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland,California.

The initial HHBMHOF inductees were inducted at a banquet on February 23, 2002, at the Grand Hyatt Union Square Hotel, San Francisco, California were Orlando Cepeda, Tito 23 Fuentes and Ted Williams.On April 13, 2002 HHBM HOF President Tito Avila throws out first pitch ever at a Minor League baseball game between the Sacramento Rivercats and the Nashville Sounds at Raley Field, Sacramento, California. On June 23, 2002. The San Francisco Giants held Latin Pioneer Day at AT&T Park,San Francisco. HHBMHOF Founder and President Tito Avila presented the Pioneer Awards to Felipe Alou, Matty Alou, Orlando Cepeda, Tito 23 Fuentes, Jose Pagan, Valmy Thomas and Jose Uribe. On July 23, 2002 Luis Tiant was inducted into the HHBMHOF at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts. On that evening the Award of Merit was present to the Boston Red Sox Hispanic players. On August 7 thru September 2, 2002 the HHBMHOF exhibited at the California Exposition (Cal Expo) in Sacramento, California the state capitol.

On August 11, 2002 Minnie Minoso was inducted into the HHBMHOF at Comisky Park, Chicago, Illinois. On September 13, 2002 Drayton McLane, Jr. Chairman and CEO of the Houston Astros assisted in the induction ceremony of Jose (Cheo) Cruz and Rene Cardenas American Spanish Language Broadcaster of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas.

On August 8–10, 2003 HHBMHOF launched their first ever National exhibition tour at Qualcom Stadium, San Diego, California as part of the "Fiesta Los Compadres" annual celebration. On August 23, 2003 the HHBMHOF Inducted Jaime Jarrin, Manny Mota and Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California. On September 9, 2003 Edgar Martinez was inducted into the HHBMHOF at Safeco Field, Seattle Washington and on that evening Edgar Martinez hit a Home Run and donated his bat to the HHBMHOF. On April 30, 2004 Tony Taylor of the Philadelphia Phillies was inducted into the HHBMHOF at the Delancey Street Restaurant, San Francisco, California. On May 22, 2004 Alfredo Griffin and Orlando Mercado of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were inducted into the HHBMHOF at Angels Park, Anaheim, California. On September 25, 2004 Amaury PI-Gonzalez, American Spanish Language Broadcaster (Bay Area) for the San Francisco Giants was inducted into the HHBMHOF at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California as an Oakland Athletics HHBMHOF Hall of Famer trailblazer in Major League Baseball and in the United States.

On May 21, 2005 The HHBMHOF was invited to participate at the Juan Marichal Statue unveiling at King Street, San Francisco, California. In 2005, the World Series-winning manager, then of the Chicago White Sox, Ozzie Guillén, was honored at US Cellular Field, Chicago with the HHBMHOF Pioneer Award for being the first Hispanic foreign-born to win the World Series that year, against the Houston Astros in (4) straight games. The Latino Legends Team was an All-time All-star baseball team selected in 2005 to honor the history of Latin American players in Major League Baseball. On August 5, 2005 Sandy Alomar, Sr., and Billy Berroa, American Spanish Language Broadcaster was inducted into the HHBMHOF at Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York. On that Evening Omar Minaya New York Mets, General Manager was presented the Executive of the Year award. On September 5, 2005 the HHBMHOF participates in its first Fiesta Gigantes Celebration at SBC Park San Francisco, California.

On August 30, 2006 Bert Campaneris was inducted into the HHBMHOF at the McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, California. On April 10, 2006 Al Lopez was inducted into the HHBMHOF at Tropicana Field, Tampa, Florida. On April 11, 2007 Tony Larussa, Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, was inducted into the HHBMHOF at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California. In April 2007, the HHBMHOF was given a Citation by the New York State Senate in Albany, New York. On Saturday, June 23, 2007, former Giant Omar Vizquel, former Giant Matty Alou, and former New York Yankee Héctor López were inducted into the HHBMHOF during the second game of the inter-league series at a home-plate ceremony at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California before a crowd of 43,000 fans. On that Evening the HHBMHOF attended a reunion dinner of the (1962) New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants at the Joe DiMaggio Restaurant located at North Beach, San Francisco, California. The HHBMHOF was invited to showcase the "Latino Legends" team and their memorabilia at the MLB 78th Annual 2007 All-Star Game Fan Fest on July 6, 2007 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. On July 9, 2007 Luis Aparicio of the Chicago White Sox was inducted into the HHBMHOF at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California. HHBMHOF Recognition award New York State Citation, June 8, 2007 HHBMHOF Recognition by US. House of Representatives, June 8, 2007 Recognition by New York State Senate, June 8, 2007 Recognition Proclamation City of New York, June 8, 2007 Recognition by the New York City Council.

On July 11, 2008 the HHBMHOF exhibited at the MLB 79th Annual 2008 All-Star Game Fan Fest located at the Javits Center in New York City, the Museum Hall of Fame was again invited by Major League Baseball to showcase their memorabilia along with the Chevy "Latino Legends" team. On August 30, 2008 HHBMHOF and the Arizona Diamondbacks honor Orlando Cepeda with a recognition Day at Chase Field followed by an exhibition. On September 6, 2008 HHBMHOF was present as guests of the San Francisco Giants at the unveiling of the Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants Statue at AT&T Park San Francisco, California in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco. On August 28, 2008 the Arizona Diamondbacks honored Orlando Cepeda with a recognition award at Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona. On September 19, 2008 HHBMHOF presented the Pioneer award to Mr. Rudy Jaramillo batting coach of the Texas Rangers followed by an exhibition at the Ball Park at Arlington, Texas. On September 13, 2008 HHBMHOF inducts Alex Fernandez to its Hall of Fame at Dolphin Stadium, Miami, Florida. On September 23, 2008 HHBMHOF presented the Pioneer award to Jesus Alou, Houston Astros followed by an exhibition at Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas. The HHBMHOF partnered with Johnny Walker and Eventus Marketing Services to showcase exhibitions in Chicago,Phoenix, Miami, Arlington, and Houston during the last couple of months of the 2008 baseball season.

June 13, 2009 HHBMHOF presents the first Annual Jose Uribe Sportsmanship award to San Francisco Giants Catcher Benji Molina. On June 13, 2009 HHBMHOF presented the Pioneer award to Mr. Dave Garcia, San Diego Padres at Petco Park, San Diego, California. On July 7, 2009 the HHBM HOF exhibits at the MLB 80th Annual All Star Game Fan Fest located at the America's Convention Center, St. Louis, Missouri. On September 27, 2009 the HHBMHOF exhibited at the opening of the new Lou Gehrig Plaza at 161st Street and River Avenue, Bronx, New York. HHBMHOF Orlando Cepeda was present to help open the Lou Gehrig Plaza and the HHBMHOF Exhibition to the community. On January 21, 2010 the HHBMHOF is endorsed by the New York Yankees. On July 9, 2010 the HHBMHOF exhibits at the MLB 81st Annual All Star Game Fan Fest located at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

On July 8, 2011, the HHBNHOF exhibited at the MLB 82nd Annual All-Star Game Fan Fest, located at the Civic Plaza in Phoenix, Arizona. During the Fan Fest, on July 9, 2011, the HHBMHOF inducted Luis Gonzalez as its 47th inductee presented by Mrs. Vera Clemente. The former Arizona Diamondbacks player is now a special assistant to the President of the Arizona Diamondbacks. On July 28, 2011, the HHBMHOF had an exhibition at the New Yankee Stadium honoring the six living Hispanic Hall of Famers: Roberto Alomar, Luis Aparico, Rod Carew, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, and Tony Pérez at the New York Yankees Museum from July 27, 2011, to the entire 2013 season. On July 6, 2012 the HHBMHOF exhibited at the MLB 83rd Annual All Star Game Fan Fest at the Bartle Hall Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. At the Fanfest, Joe Azcue was inducted into the HHBMHOF as its 55th inductee by Mrs. Vera Clemente. Diego Seguí HHBMHOF was presented with the Pioneer Award by Mrs. Vera Clemente. On August 21, 2011, the Museum Hall of Fame inducted former Texas Rangers star player Rubén Sierra at the Ball Park in Arlington, Texas, as its 48th inductee. Currently, the HHBMHOF provides traveling exhibits to both National Major League baseball parks and Minor League baseball parks as well as a way to honor Hispanic players, coaches, managers, pioneer executives, and umpires.

The HHBMHOF since 2009, has had the honor and privilege to present the Jose Uribe Sportsmanship Award to a San Francisco Giants Hispanic player who best exemplifies the character and sportsmanship of the late Jose Uribe, a former San Francisco Giants shortstop from the Dominican Republic who was a member of the 1989 National League Champion San Francisco Giants who went on to play the Oakland Athletics during the earthquake-stricken 1989 World Series. The award is presented in September at the annual Fiesta Gigantes at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California at the beginning of that evening's game. The first recipient of the award was former Giants catcher Benji Molina in 2009. In 2010, the award was presented to Third Baseman, Pablo Sandoval. In 2011 the award was presented to Center Fielder Andres Torres. In 2012 the award was presented to Relief Pitcher Javier López. In 2013 the award was presented to Center Fielder, Angel Pagan. In 2014 the award was presented to Third Baseman Pablo Sandoval.

In 2014 the award was presented to Third Baseman, Pablo Sandoval. In 2015 the award was presented to Gregor Blanco. In 2016 the award was presented to Pitcher, Johnny Cueto. On July 12, 2013 the HHBMHOF exhibited at the MLB 84th Annual All Star Game Fan Fest at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, N.Y. At the Fan Fest Edgardo Alfonso was inducted into the HHBMHOF by Mrs. Vera Clemente. On July 11, 2014 the HHBMHOF exhibited at the MLB 85th Annual All Star Game Fan Fest at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the Fan Fest Tony Oliva was inducted into the HHBMHOF by Mrs. Vera Clemente and Rod Carew. On July 10, 2015 the HHBMHOF exhibited at the 86th Annual All Star Game Fan Fest Cincinnati Convention Center, Cincinnati Ohio.

On May 14, 2016 Pedro Guerrero, of the Los Angeles Dodgers was inducted at the old Yankee Stadium site now known as Legends Field, Bronx, New York. June 27, 2016 Eduardo Ortega, American Spanish Language Broadcaster for the San Diego Padres was inducted into the HHBMHOF at the New Americans Museum, San Diego, California. On July 8, 2016 the HHBMHOF exhibited at the MLB 87th Annual All Star Game Fan Fest at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California. At All Star Game Fan Fest Lisa Fernandez with presented the HHBMHOF award of recognition as the first Pioneer Hispanic Women Olympian Champion by Mrs. Vera Clemente and HHBMHOF Tony Oliva. On October 1, 2016 Leo Cardenas of the Cincinnati Reds was inducted at the Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio. On July 7, 2017 the HHBMHOF will be exhibiting at the 88th Annual MLB ALL Star Game Fan Fest at the Miami Convention Center, Miami, Florida. At the All Star Game Fan Fest Bernie Williams was inducted into the HHBMHOF as its 65th inductee. The HHBMHOF will be announcing the names of the 2017 HHBMHOF inductees in September 2017 by the HHBMHOF Inductions committee. The HHBMHOF will be participating in the 13th Annual KNBR Fiesta Gigantes at the Lefty O'Doul Plaza, San Francisco, California on September 16, 2017. On July 6, 2018 the HHBMHOF will be exhibiting at the 89th Annual MLB All Star Fan Fest at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. At the convention Center on July 7,2018 Mr. Jackie Robinson was Inducted in Memoriam into The Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame at the Major League Baseball Annual All Star Game Fan Fest at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center MLB Clubhouse. On August 3, 2017 Luis Cancel becomes CEO of the HHBMHOF.

Gabriel Tito Avila, Jr. On December 4, 2018 resumes being the President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame.

The Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame will be exhibiting at the 90th Annual MLB All Star Game Fan Fest on July 5, 2019 at the

Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

The Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame (66) Inductees 1999-2019

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Monument Park (Yankee Stadium)

Monument Park is an open-air museum located in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City, containing a collection of monuments, plaques, and retired numbers honoring distinguished members of the New York Yankees. When Red Ruffing's plaque was dedicated in 2004, his son called it "the second-greatest honor you can have in baseball, in my opinion" trailing only induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.The history of the original Monument Park can be traced to the old Yankee Stadium in 1932, when the team posthumously dedicated an on-field monument to manager Miller Huggins in center field. Additional team members were honored with monuments and plaques in the area over the years. During the stadium's renovation in the mid-1970s, the center field fence was moved in 44 feet, enclosing prior monuments, plaques, and a flag pole beyond the field of play. Over time, additional plaques were added to the area and "Monument Park" became formalized; in 1985, the park was opened for public access. When the Yankees moved to their new ballpark in 2009, a replica Monument Park was built beyond the center-field fences and the contents of the old one transported over.

Thirty-seven members of the Yankee organization have been honored in Monument Park, while 22 have had their uniform numbers retired. Plaques in Monument Park are a great honor for players so distinguished. The monuments mounted posthumously on five large red granite blocks are the highest honor of all. Only six Yankees have been so recognized: manager Miller Huggins, players Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Joe DiMaggio, and owner George Steinbrenner.

New York Yankees award winners and league leaders

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Thurman Munson

Thurman Lee Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was an American professional baseball catcher who played 11 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees (1969–1979). A seven-time All-Star, Munson had a career batting average of .292 with 113 home runs and 701 runs batted in (RBIs). Known for his outstanding fielding, he won the Gold Glove Award in three consecutive years (1973–75).

Born in Akron, Ohio, Munson was selected as the fourth pick of the 1968 MLB draft and was named as the catcher on the 1968 College Baseball All-American Team. Munson hit over .300 in his two seasons in the minor leagues, establishing himself as a top prospect. He became the Yankees' starting catcher late in the 1969 season, and after his first complete season in 1970, in which he batted .302, he was voted American League (AL) Rookie of the Year. Considered the "heart and soul" of the Yankees, Munson was named captain of the Yankees in 1976, the team's first since Lou Gehrig. That same year, he won the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, making him the only Yankee to win the Rookie of the Year and MVP Awards.

Munson led the Yankees to three consecutive World Series appearances from 1976 to 1978, winning championships in the latter two years. He is the first player in baseball history to be named a College Baseball All-American and then in MLB win a Rookie of the Year Award, MVP Award, Gold Glove Award, and World Series championship. He is also the only catcher in MLB postseason history to record at least a .300+ batting average (.357), 20 RBIs (22), and 20 defensive caught stealings (24).

During an off day in the summer of 1979, Munson died at age 32 while practicing landing his Cessna Citation aircraft at Akron–Canton Airport. He suffered a broken neck as result of the crash, and his cause of death was asphyxiation. The Yankees honored him by immediately retiring his uniform 15, and dedicating a plaque to him in Monument Park.

World Series ring

A World Series ring is an award given to Major League Baseball players who win the World Series. Since only one Commissioner's Trophy is awarded to the team, a World Series ring is an individual award that players and staff of each World Series champion team get to keep for themselves to symbolize the victory. World Series rings are uniquely commissioned by the winning team each year and presented to deserving players and staff early in the next season. The rings have been made by companies that include Jostens, Tiffany & Co., Dieges & Clust, and L.G. Balfour Company.

The first World Series ring was given to members of the New York Giants after winning the 1922 World Series. By the 1930s, each winning team gave their players a ring. Though the ring started off simple, usually containing only one diamond, rings over time have become more elaborate and ornate, with the 2003 World Series ring containing over 200 diamonds.

In addition to their inherent value, World Series rings also carry additional value as sports memorabilia. A World Series ring belonging to Casey Stengel sold for $180,000. Lenny Dykstra's 1986 World Series ring sold for over $56,000 during his bankruptcy proceedings. Other rings sold in auctions have sold for over $10,000 apiece. Replica rings given to fans have sold for as much as $300.

Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium is a baseball park located in Concourse, Bronx, New York City. It is the home field for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB), and New York City FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). The $2.3 billion stadium, built with $1.2 billion in public subsidies, replaced the original Yankee Stadium in 2009. It is located one block north of the original, on the 24-acre (9.7 ha) former site of Macombs Dam Park; the 8-acre (3.2 ha) site of the original stadium is now a public park called Heritage Field.

The stadium incorporates replicas of some design elements from the original Yankee Stadium, and like its predecessor, it has hosted additional events, including college football games, soccer matches, two outdoor NHL games, and concerts. Although Yankee Stadium's construction began in August 2006, the project spanned many years and faced many controversies, including the high public cost and the loss of public parkland. The overall price tag makes the new Yankee Stadium the most expensive stadium ever built.

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