When the Yanks had a mascot


While I absolutely love the Phillie Phanatic, I can’t imagine a mascot of that ilk having much of a role in the Bronx. Yankee fans just wouldn’t tolerate it. It seems, however, that for parts of a few seasons in the mid-1980s, the Yankees tried to convince the public that this guy would make a good Bronx mascot. As Emma Span writes on the Banter, Yankee fans wouldn’t have any part of it, and they routinely tried to beat up the Yankee Dandy. In typical New York fashion, I laughed at that.

Categories : Asides, Days of Yore
  • A.D.

    We have the guy who walks around with the spoon & the metal thing to bang on to create rallies….I think of him as our mascot.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      That would be Freddy.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I would like someone to do something about him.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

        That’s vague. What do you mean?

      • tracy

        freddy is a yankees institution. it’s not a game at the stadium unless you hear the pan being banged!

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    What do you mean? We DO have a mascot…

  • Ivan

    My Fav Mascot in baseball is Mr.Met, second is the Phillie Phanatic

  • emmybee

    there are people who don’t hate the phanatic? i had no idea.