Yankees fan Freddy 'Freddy Sez' Schuman dies at 85

Members of the New York Yankees stand

Members of the New York Yankees stand in silence as they remember deceased Yankee fan Freddy "Freddy Sez" Schuman before playing against the Texas Rangers in Game Three of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 18, 2010 in New York, New York. Schuman passed on October 17 at the age of 85. (Credit: Getty)

The Yankees held a moment of silence before last night's playoff game for longtime stadium fixture Freddy "The Fan" Schuman, who died Sunday at 85.

Schuman was a staple at Yankees games beginning in 1988. He was best known for his frying pan, which he encouraged fans to bang with a large spoon, and his colorful signs with messages that always began, "Freddy Sez."

The Yankees will have some of Schuman's memorabilia on display inside Yankee Stadium's Gate 4 Tuesday night before Game 4 of the ALCS. Fans will be able to bang Freddy's frying pan in his memory.

Eventually, the items will become part of a display in the Yankees museum at the stadium.

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