New York Yankees Museum


New York Yankees Museum
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The New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America, located on the lower level at Gate 6 of Yankee Stadium, displays a wide range of Yankees' memorabilia.[1] It is a key attraction at the stadium, which opened in 2009.[2]

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Development

When the Yankees developed the new stadium, the museum was in its plans. Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, Jr. called for the museum to function as a "Cooperstown South".[3]

Features

A "Ball Wall" features hundreds of balls autographed by past and present Yankees, and there are plans to eventually add autographs for every living player who has played for the Yankees.[1][4] The Yankees Ball Finder, a touch-screen computer in the museum, allows the viewer to look for Yankees alphabetically to find the location of their ball on the "Ball Wall".[5]

The centerpiece of the museum is a tribute to Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, with a commemorative home plate in the floor and statues of Larsen pitching to Yogi Berra.[1][6] Along with a facsimile of a current locker from the Yankees' clubhouse, fans can view the locker of the late Thurman Munson, which sat unoccupied in the previous stadium's Yankee clubhouse in honor of Munson.[1][7]

The final pitcher's plate and home plate used at the old stadium was the first at the new stadium; following its use, it was moved to the museum.[8]

For the 2011 season, the Yankees added a showcase of World Series rings.[9] During the season they opened an exhibit to honor George Steinbrenner.[10][11]

The jersey Derek Jeter wore during the game he achieved his 3,000th hit is in the Yankees Museum.[12]

See also


References

  1. ^ a b c d "Tour the new House - Pinstripe Pride". Daily News (New York). http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/yankeestadium/index.html#monument_park. Retrieved 2009-04-10. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Brand new start of it: Opening Day at new Yankee Stadium". Usatoday.Com. 2009-04-16. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/al/yankees/2009-04-16-yankees-opener_N.htm. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  3. ^ "Bronx president has vision of redeveloped area around Yankee Stadium". Associated Press. February 26, 2003. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=NewsLibrary&p_multi=APAB&d_place=APAB&p_theme=newslibrary2&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0F9C213BED45BC84&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved November 14, 2011.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2009-04-16-yankee-special_N.htm
  5. ^ "2009 World Series: Roger Clemens gone and forgotten at Yankee Stadium - MLB Playoffs - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2009-10-28. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=wojciechowski_gene&id=4604175&sportCat=mlb. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  6. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/16/sports/baseball/16yogi.html
  7. ^ Kepner, Tyler (2008-02-05). "So Many Years Later, Munson's Memory Lives On - NYTimes.com". Bats.blogs.nytimes.com. http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/so-many-years-later-munsons-memory-lives-on/. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  8. ^ Kepner, Tyler (2009-04-15). "First Pitch at Yankee Stadium? Yogi, of Course - NYTimes.com". Bats.blogs.nytimes.com. http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/15/first-pitch-at-yankee-stadium-yogi-of-course/. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  9. ^ "Yankee Stadium Museum opens championship ring exhibition | yankees.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. 2011-01-01. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110330&content_id=17203702&vkey=news_nyy&c_id=nyy. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  10. ^ "Yanks open museum exhibit honoring 'Boss' | yankees.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. 2011-05-20. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110520&content_id=19322438&notebook_id=19325838&vkey=notebook_nyy&c_id=nyy. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  11. ^ "Yankees to Honor George M. Steinbrenner III With New Museum Exhibit | yankees.com: Official Info". Mlb.mlb.com. 2011-05-20. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20110520&content_id=19320140&vkey=pr_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  12. ^ "Historic Derek Jeter to Go on Display in the New York Yankees Museum | yankees.com: Official Info". Mlb.mlb.com. 2011-08-08. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20110808&content_id=22928736&vkey=pr_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 


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