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The perfect gift for a Yankees fan

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 27, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Father’s Day is coming up. Or maybe you’re looking for a good birthday of graduation gift for a Yankees fan. Fear not, loyal readers, we have the perfect solution for you: The Yankees 2009 Media Guide.

The media relations department is selling the guide to fans. It’s 488 pages of history, biographies of every player in the organization and all the records you could want. There are photos galore and plenty of statistical nuggets. You’ll never get tired of looking at it. It is the definitive written history of the club. The beat writers carry it with us everywhere we go.

Here’s the best part: It’s only $20 at the Stadium, on line or over the phone.

If you’re a collector, you can get the same spiral-bound version given to the beat writers and broadcasters. That’s $85. They’re available only on-line or over the telephone. Only 750 are printed and quantities are limited.

You also can get the 2008 media guide ($35.00) and the 2008 year-in-review guide ($15.00).

Here’s how to order:

By telephone: 1-800-GO-YANKS (800-469-2657).

Via the web: Go to:

newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/fan_forum/publications.jsp

Or pick it up at the Stadium via vendors or at the team stores.

Thanks to the graciousness of the Yankees, we have three media guides to give away. The first three people to e-mail me with the correct answers to all three of these questions culled from the media guide will win.

Here you go:

Question 1: Mark Teixeira’s wife majored in what subject while at Georgia Tech?

Question 2: What Bronx high school did home clubhouse manager Rob Cucuzza attend?

Question 3: How many grandchildren does George Steinbrenner have?

First three correct answers win. The Yankees will mail you the guide. We’ll have more of these contests down the road.

UPDATE, 11:01 a.m.: We have our winners. Congrats to Melanie, Matt and Howie. Your guides will be on the way. Keep an eye out next month, we’ll do this again.

Please, no more entries. Thanks.

The answers:

Industrial design … Mount St. Michael HS … 13.

Thanks to those who entered. Meanwhile, do yourself a favor and get the guide. You’ll enjoy it.

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