Have the Yankees retired too many numbers? Probably. But you can’t go tearing them off the wall now.
They sell dirt, seats, cups and coins. And now, the hardest sale of all is convincing us that Posada is an immortal.
Known for his intensity as a pitcher, Pettitte was visibly emotional as the team unveiled his plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium during a pregame ceremony.
It’s been a busy season in Monument Park.
The Yankees are retiring the uniform numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams and will honor the trio with plaques in Monument Park this season along with Willie Randolph.
Pettitte’s son, Josh, posted the news on Twitter on Sunday and said Andy Pettitte day at Yankee Stadium will be Aug. 23, when New York plays the Cleveland Indians.
The New York Yankees have retired four-time World Series champion manager Joe Torre’s No. 6.
Dubbed “The Warrior” by Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for his passionate style of play, O’Neill was honored before the Yankees played the Cleveland Indians.
Even through a most generous lens, it’s hard to assert that Tino Martinez is a bedrock member of Yankees royalty. When you’re not even the best or second-best first baseman in franchise history, it’s hard to declare that you belong in Monument Park.
If they are being recognized for their vital contributions to a Yankees dynasty, then I think we have to start opening the door to countless more players who could be considered Yankees greats.
WFAN co-host Craig Carton has a problem with the Yankees. A monumental problem, if you will. And because of that, Boomer Esiason and Jerry Recco have a problem with Craigie.
Between great players and great managers, the Yankees will soon run themselves into a laundry shortage. Well, not really. The numbering can go up to 99 after all. But you get the gist.
The Yankees will retire former manager Joe Torre’s No. 6, leaving Derek Jeter’s No. 2 as the last single digit in New York’s pinstripes. And Torre, Gossage, Martinez and O’Neill will be honored with plaques in Monument Park.
Mandela’s plaque was unveiled in a ceremony before Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs.
The Yankees had something special in store for Jackie Robinson Day. But the weather refused to cooperate.