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Brief appearance by Steinbrenner

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George Steinbrenner attended the game but played a very minor role in the proceedings.

He was introduced at the start of the pre-game ceremonies and waved to the crowd from his box behind home plate. The scoreboard showed only a brief shot of Steinbrenner before it was replaced by a photo taken at least 15 years ago.

An overzealous phalanx of security officer protected Steinbrenner, who is in ill health. When he left the Stadium via golf cart after the game, security tried to force members of the media into a nearby room so they could not see Steinbrenner pass by.

There was a similar incident before the game.