Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Yankees honor George Steinbrenner in a really big way

boss5.jpg(Getty Images)

Everybody knew that New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was larger than life, but who knew he was bigger than Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle -- combined?

His monument in Yankee Stadium's monument park was unveiled in a ceremony that features Joe Torre and Don Mattingly, among others, and, well, the monument sure is big. (At least no one said it was breathtaking.)

"It's big," Derek Jeter said. "Probably just how The Boss wanted it. The biggest one out there."

Just as the Boss, who died on July 13 at the age of 80, would have liked?

"No question," Jeter said. "It probably was his idea."

Steinbrenner's monument is 5 feet (not including the base) by 7 feet. Only four players (DiMaggio, Ruth, Gehrig and Mantle) and one manager (Miller Huggins) have monuments; theirs measure 2 feet by 3 feet.

"There's not too many monuments here," Jeter said. "The Boss deserves one as much as anyone."

By Cindy Boren  | September 21, 2010; 11:16 AM ET
Categories:  MLB  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Report: Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards arrested for DWI
Next: Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh fined $15,000

Comments

Jeter has such a wry sense of humor - I love it!

Posted by: Traveler8 | September 21, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Yuck the Fankees.

Posted by: ericroks | September 21, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company