NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Prior to first pitch on Opening Day, the Yankees and Red Sox honored the town of Newtown, Conn., and the victims who were tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.
After pregame introductions at Yankee Stadium, with New York and Boston players still lined up on the chalk, a joint honor guard consisting of Newtown police and firefighters took the field. The victims’ names scrolled on the video board during a moment of silence.
The names were also shown on the YES Network.
“Since the day of the tragedy, our hearts and thoughts have been with those who were affected,” Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement last month.