Steinbrenner stadium tribute set for Sept. 20

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The Steinbrenner family announced today that the Yankee organization will unveil a monument in memory of the Boss on September 20 prior to the team’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Long-time owner George Steinbrenner passed away on July 13, just nine days after celebrating his 80th birthday. “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,” the family said in a statement.

The Steinbrenner monument will be the first new one in Monument Park since the team unveiled a statue in honor of Joe Dimaggio in 1999. “We know we will always share George’s memory with Yankees fans everywhere,” the Steinbrenner said, “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.”

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  • Carlosologist

    Good. The Boss needed a statue with the Yankee legends anyway.

    • phughesisgod

      This. All thats left is the long overdue induction into the Hall of Fame.

  • blue2kch

    One has to assume there’ll be a monument for Bob Shepard too, right?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Meh. I love the guy, we all do, but he didn’t help us win titles.

      • All Praise Be To Mo

        It’s not just about titles, it’s about the contribution to the Yankees as a whole.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      He already has a plaque in Monument Park, and the Yanks hosted Bob Sheppard Day. I don’t think they’re going to erect a monument for him as well.