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    Steinbrenner to get monument

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    Steinbrenner to get monument

    August, 24, 2010
    By Wallace Matthews

    George M. Steinbrenner III will join Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Miller Huggins as the only former Yankees to have actual stone monuments in Monument Park beyond the centerfield fence in Yankee Stadium.

    The Steinbrenner monument will be unveiled in a ceremony on Sept. 20, prior to that night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

    The Steinbrenner family released a statement earlier today: "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. We know we will always share George's memory with Yankee fans everywhere, 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 fas everywhere as they were always uppermost in his mind.''

    Steinbrenner, the principal owner of the Yankees since 1973, died of a heart attack at 80 on July 13.
    I think it's more appropriate to give him a plaque, like the one Jacob Ruppert and Ed Barrow has





    Yogi Berra, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera deserve monuments.

    Bernie Williams, Paul O'Neill, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte deserve plaques.
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    he wasn't half the man Jacob Rupert was...a convicted felon twice suspended from baseball? Oh sorry, he wrote big checks to free agents......got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
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    I think it's more appropriate to give him a plaque, like the one Jacob Ruppert and Ed Barrow has





    Yogi Berra, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera deserve monuments.

    Bernie Williams, Paul O'Neill, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte deserve plaques.
    When you own the joint, and you die, they make busts of you. That is just the way it goes.

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    A strong case can be made for Jacob Ruppert being the most important Yankee owner in the teamís history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker134 View Post
    he wasn't half the man Jacob Rupert was...a convicted felon twice suspended from baseball? Oh sorry, he wrote big checks to free agents......got it.
    No argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
    A strong case can be made for Jacob Ruppert being the most important Yankee owner in the teamís history.
    He traded for Babe Ruth, and built Yankee Stadium, he may be the most important owner in sports history.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    He traded for Babe Ruth, and built Yankee Stadium, he may be the most important owner in sports history.

    agreed

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    This statue is located by Gate 2. It's been there since the stadium opened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker134 View Post
    he wasn't half the man Jacob Rupert was...a convicted felon twice suspended from baseball? Oh sorry, he wrote big checks to free agents......got it.
    lol you're so pathetic

    surprised you're not making more threads about how much better the Mets are than the Yanks?

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