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Yankees to wear patches in honor of Steinbrenner and Sheppard

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 13, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Obit SteinbrennerHere’s the announcement from the Yankees.

To commemorate the lives and recognize the passings of former Principal Owner / Chairperson George M. Steinbrenner III and longtime Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard, the Yankees will don uniform patches for the remainder of the season, beginning with Friday’s game vs. Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium.

The Steinbrenner commemorative patch will be worn above the interlocking NY on the left breast of the Yankees’ home jerseys and above the letters “YORK” on the left breast of the Yankees’ road uniforms. Both locations are over the heart.

The Sheppard commemorative patch will be worn on the left sleeve of the Yankees’ home and road jerseys.

At tonight’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Anaheim, Calif., Manager Joe Girardi, Yankees players and Yankees coaches will wear black armbands on their left sleeves in honor of Mr. Steinbrenner’s passing.

The Associated Press released a picture of the patch as provided by the Yankees.

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31 Responses to “Yankees to wear patches in honor of Steinbrenner and Sheppard”

  1. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Jeter on Sportscenter

  2. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    The Steinbrenner commemorative patch will be worn above the interlocking NY on the left breast of the Yankees’ home jerseys and above the letters “YORK” on the left breast of the Yankees’ road uniforms. Both locations are over the heart.
    **************

    A patch over the heart is a great idea

  3. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I have to go back to Home Depot to make a return…

    Imposter beware!

  4. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 13th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Very appropriate………….

  5. LGY July 13th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    What just happened in the last thread between Bernie and Erica…

  6. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 13th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Jeter’s right – George really did take care of players; once a Yankee, always a Yankee. I remember Bernie was thisclose to leaving for the Sox, but he couldn’t bear to do it and he called George and told him he wanted to remain in pinstripes. George loved players who loved being Yankees.

  7. pat July 13th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    m

    “PJ” bought a house in Tampa with his signing bonus and lives in NJ for 6 months a year so living home for a couple of months is doable depending on the house rules. :wink:

  8. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    LGY July 13th, 2010 at 7:10 pm
    What just happened in the last thread between Bernie and Erica…
    ***********

    Nothing to get excited over…

    My workfriends sometimes call me Bernie and I had the name on the brain. I hadn’t posted in so long from my home computer that I typed in my nickname instead of my handle and it took me 3 tries to get it right. LOL

    Okay… off to Home depot

  9. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 13th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Phil’s parents have kept their son on the straight and narrow – good job. What a huge baby he was – 12 pounds, lol. The house rules apparently don’t include picking up his clothes…….but he does have a cool bobblehead collection.

  10. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    LGY-

    Did I mention its been a long, emotional day? LOL. And Home Depot always makes me dizzy.

    Be back soon :-)

  11. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Very good idea to have the patch over the heart.

  12. LGY July 13th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    lol Erica.

    Where do I sign up for Mrs. Hughes to cook, clean, and shop for me? :)

    I wonder if PJ is allowed to have girls in his room ;)

    Max is cute. Didn’t know he had a dog.

  13. YMH fan July 13th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Phil’s original blog was great. You could really get a sense of the type of person he is.

    Whether or not he was a “success” in the major leagues, I was going to be a Phil Hughes fan.

  14. m July 13th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Betsy,

    Thanks for that article. It was great. Phil comes from good people.

    pat,

    I would love it if Girardi and the team would call him PJ. Seriously. Anything but Hughesy.

  15. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 13th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    YMH, Phil’s blog WAS great – he’s a fantastic kid. I guess he just got to busy to keep it up – which is a shame, but understandable.

  16. Jeremy July 13th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    So Gammons is the one who has been spreading this rumor about the Steinbrenner’s selling the team ?

    Because all of the Yankee haters on MLB. com have been talking about the end of the Yankee empire.

  17. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 13th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    M, you’re welcome!

    One more:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....GytdysrKuN

    My mom and dad always preached to me that nothing is going to be handed to you and to be humble and be respectful of people,” Hughes explained. “They taught me to work hard for what you want because a lot of life isn’t easy. Even in school they were busting my butt to make grades. They made sure I was home by 10 o’clock.”

    I asked him if they give him a little more leeway now when he’s home now. He smiled and said: “A little bit but my mom still gets on me. Everything they taught me has helped me out so much. I realize this could all be gone in a flash.”
    *********

    Boy, I want him to have a great inning tonight…….

  18. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 13th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Sometimes when I google Phil, it comes up with Phil Hughes the cricket player or Phillip Joseph Hughes the serial killer, lol – yep, that guy has the same exact name as our boy.

  19. Warning Track Power July 13th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    my first post of the day.
    very sad to learn “the boss” has passed away.

    he did so much for the Yankees and gave so much of his fortune to charities for decades.

  20. PJH July 13th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Anyone just here Jimmy Breslin on ESPN?

  21. kate July 13th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    First time posting today. It’s been a sad week for the yankees organization to say the least. I woke up this morning to the sound of Breaking News coming from the TV. I laid in bed listening, as I heard the news being announced: “We just received word that George Steinbrenner has passed away,” with that I jumped out of bed in complete shock. I saw it coming, just not this soon. RIP George Steinbrenner.

  22. trisha - so proud to be a Yankee fan today and always July 13th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    About Chad Finn’s tweets and 2004 and 2007. I can only hope that George Steinbrenner still had a good enough grasp of the game that he too realized that both years begged for asterisks.

    Sweet Lou had some comments that came straight from his passionate heart.

    As someone who is known for always accepting the Yankee way as the right way, you can imagine that I saw George Steinbrenner as the consummate Yankee way, truth, and light. I would think about this day in the abstract from time to time, but I never allowed myself to dwell upon it because the thought of the Yankees without the Boss was impossible for me to comprehend and even more impossible for me to accept. Larger than life? Sports channels and newspapers are covering almost nothing but the life of George M. Steinbrenner III. How much impact did he have on the sports world? So much that all of the calls I received today were from Red Sox fans who talked about George’s passing with sadness and disbelief, and with a sense of reverence. Truth.

    Totally classy of NESN to be showing a Yankee game where Mariano blew the save at the Stadium and Papelsmear came in to save the day. PsOS.

  23. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    New Post: All-Star Game

    :arrow:

  24. ron July 13th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I just don’t see the family selling the team.

    They are on top of the world.Hal comes across as a very smart savvy person.
    I believe the boss taught his children well.
    With the passing of the boss look for hal & co too make sure it all is not thrown away while building their own legacy.

  25. MTS July 13th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    The patches should be simple text saying “The VOICE and the BOSS.” The other stuff makes them look ornimental. They should look elegant, simple, and timeless. The patches evoke the same qualities as the men they represent.

  26. kph July 13th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Tell me that’s not really what the patch looks like. It’s terrible. Does it really need to say his name and his initials?

  27. Tzvi July 13th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Interesting note on the name Steinbrenner. In German Stein is a stone and Brenner means burner. Why is that interesting? The Yankees have a prospect by the name Stoneburner

  28. Ken July 13th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Kph, I agree with you. I hate to sound cold and heartless but that patch is right up there with the Citi Field patch the Mets wore their innaugural season! Hideous ! It looks like someone just threw it together.

  29. Baseball Guy July 14th, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Not a fan of the patch at all.

    I hate to say it, but I don’t think George Steinbrenner would have liked that idea – at all. A round patch on the sleeve with a GS would have been classy. The patch above is really over the top, with all that writing, and on the front of the uniform.

  30. Nick in SF July 14th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    test!

  31. crorkz August 6th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    25MqpJ Thank you for your blog.Really thank you! Cool.

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