Here’s the announcement from the Yankees about the new George Steinbrenner banner in right field. It was unveiled last night, and it’s pretty massive.
The New York Yankees today unveiled an image of George M. Steinbrenner III inside Yankee Stadium in honor of the late Principal Owner who passed away on July 13. Mr. Steinbrenner celebrated his 37th anniversary as Principal Owner of the New York Yankees in January. Under his leadership, the Yankees posted a Major League-best .566 winning percentage (3,364-2,583-3 record) while winning 11 American League pennants and seven World Championships (the most in the Majors).
Measuring 40 feet wide by 13 and a half feet tall, the image has been placed in right field, just behind the Bleachers. It features a photo of the Yankees’ late Principal Owner on a Yankees blue background with the trademark Yankee Stadium frieze across the top, with his name, the years 1930-2010 and the phrase “The Boss.”
The listing of the Yankees’ 27 championship years – seven of which were won under Mr. Steinbrenner – will be relocated to the facing of the H&R Block Suite level around the Stadium bowl, in view of the field, prior to the next homestand.
Information on a Tribute for Mr. Steinbrenner will be announced at a later date.
Associated Press photo