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Moment of silence for `Freddy sez'

     The Yankees announced that there will be a moment of silence tonight before Game 3 of the American League Championship Series for Fred (Freddy Sez) Schuman, the beloved fan who was known for his devotion to the team and his signature frying pan.

         Schuman died Sunday at Lenox Hill Hospital at 85.

        He was a staple at Yankee Stadium (old and new) for his signs that began "Freddy Sez" and for the frying pan that he used as a rhythmic noisemaker. The Yankees put some of his memorabilia on display outside Gate 4 at the Stadium today, available for fans to view as they arrived for the game.

        In a statement, the Yankees said,“Freddy ‘The Fan’ Schuman was an iconic Yankees fan who brought life, youthful exuberance and cheer to Yankee Stadium.  The energy and excitement that resonates throughout the Stadium during a Yankees game is made that way by our fans, and Freddy was one of the conductors that could be counted on to bring our orchestra of fans together.  Freddy endeared himself to all those he came in contact with, and we send our deepest condolences to his family and his thousands of friends.”

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