NEW YORK (AP) — A monument to George Steinbrenner will be dedicated at Yankee Stadium next month.
The late New York Yankees owner will be remembered with the seventh memorial at the ballpark’s famed Monument Park. The tribute is set for Sept. 20 before the Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays.
His family issued a statement Tuesday saying the monument will reflect Steinbrenner’s appreciation for all Yankees fans.
The six monuments now at Yankee Stadium honor Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Miller Huggins and the victims and heroes of Sept. 11.
Statement from the family of George M. Steinbrenner III:
“We remain profoundly grateful and touched by the many expressions of sympathy and support from so many. We wish to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers, which we continue to hold close. We are especially appreciative that our family’s privacy was respected as we grieved the loss of George.
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.”