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Steinbrenner, Sheppard to be honored before Friday's game and on Old-Timers' Day

GEORGE STEINBRENNER, Ohio State Before coming the bigger-than-life

Before coming the bigger-than-life owner of the Yankees, George M. Steinbrenner III was a success in the shipping industry. Credit: Newsday / Paul J. Bereswill

From the Yankees this afternoon:

"The New York Yankees will hold a tribute 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 prior to their 7:05 p.m. game on Friday, July 16 vs. Tampa Bay.


Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. for the pregame ceremony which will include a video tribute to “The Boss” and a special moment of silence honoring both of the Yankees icons. Further tributes to Mr. Steinbrenner and Mr. Sheppard will be revealed during Friday’s ceremony, and additional ceremonies will be held during Old-Timers’ Day events on Saturday, July 17.


United States Army Sergeant First Class MaryKay Messenger will sing the national anthem on Friday, and the West Point Color Guard will present the colors.


In addition, a wreath will be placed in front of Mr. Steinbrenner’s statue in the Yankee Stadium Gate 2 Executive Lobby as well as in front of Mr. Sheppard’s plaque in Monument Park."



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