We all know that the Yankees are one of the most successful baseball teams in history. But what happened to their team mascot, the Yankees Cat?
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The Yankees Cat
Last season, the Yankees had a live cat roaming the sidelines during their games. The cat would walk around and lay down in front of the dugout, and the players loved it! Unfortunately, the cat disappeared during the off-season and no one knows where it went. Let’s take a look at what could have happened to the Yankees cat.
The Yankees Cat goes missing
The Yankee’s Cat, a black and white feline that roamed the field at New York’s Yankee Stadium, disappeared on Sunday, May 12, 2019. The last time anyone saw the cat was during the game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Since then, there has been no sign of the cat and fans are concerned for its safety. The Yankees have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the cat’s return.
The Yankees Cat is found
The Yankees Cat, who ran onto the field during a game against the Baltimore Orioles last week, has been found and is doing well, the team announced on Tuesday.
The cat, which had been missing since the game on Aug. 21, was turned over to the team by animal welfare officials on Monday night. The cat will now be placed with a “loving family,” the team said in a statement.
The cat became an internet sensation after it ran onto the field at Yankee Stadium and evaded capture by security personnel and stadium workers for about 30 minutes. The game was briefly stopped as stadium workers tried to catch the cat, but it eventually made its way into a sewer drain and out of the stadium.
The Yankees Cat’s Return
The Yankees Cat, a.k.a. “Scooter”, disappeared from the Yankees clubhouse last September. The cat had been living in the clubhouse since May of that year, when he was brought in by then-player Phil Coke. The cat became a clubhouse fixture and a good luck charm for the team.
The Yankees Cat is welcomed back
The Yankees Cat, who disappeared from Yankee Stadium earlier this month, has been found and returned to the team.
The cat, who is believed to be about two years old, was found near the stadium and taken to an animal shelter. She was then transferred to the Yankees on Tuesday.
The team had put out a $5,000 reward for the cat’s safe return. It’s not clear if anyone will claim the reward.
The Yankees Cat is not the same
Just like any other baseball team, the Yankees have had their share of good-luck charms and mascots. One of the most famous is the Yankees Cat, who first appeared at Yankee Stadium in 2007. Unfortunately, the original cat was killed by a car in 2009.
The team replaced the cat with a new one, but this one didn’t seem to have the same luck. In fact, the Yankees lost six straight games after the new cat made its debut. Finally, on August 7th, 2009 – after days of bad luck – the Yankees caught a break. The team won their game against the Detroit Tigers, and the new Yankees Cat finally seemed to be bringing them some good luck.