Monday, December 9, 2013

Yankees To Honor Nelson Mandela In Monument Park

The New York Yankees, being the class act that they are, announced plans to honor recently deceased South African leader Nelson Mandela in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium next season. The plaque will be unveiled on Jackie Robinson Day on April, 15 2014. The plaque will celebrate the life of Mandela, including his June, 21 1990 visit to Yankee Stadium. On that day Mandela addressed the fans donning a Yankees hat and jacket and was quoted as saying "You know who I am. I am a Yankee!"

On that day in June of 1990 Mandela was just four months removed from spending 27 years in a South African jail. If this event is anything like any other event the Yankees hold this will be one of those can't miss events.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)