The New York Yankees are set to release a letter to their fans regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
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The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the New York Mets of the National League. In baseball, teams usually release a letter to inform the public about an important event. For example, teams often release a letter when they make a managerial change or hire a new manager.
History of the Yankees Letter
The Yankees letter is a letter written by George Steinbrenner to the fans of the New York Yankees. The letter is released every year on Opening Day, and it is usually read by the team’s public address announcer.
The letter began in 1973, when Steinbrenner took over the Yankees. He wanted to show the fans that he was committed to winning, and he felt that the best way to do this was to write a letter to them. In the letter, he would talk about his plans for the team and how he was going to turn them into a winner.
The Yankees have released the letter every year since, with a few exceptions. In 2009, Steinbrenner passed away, and the letter was not released that year. In 2014, there was no letter released because of ongoing renovations at Yankee Stadium.
So far, there has been no word on when the Yankees will release the letter for 2018.
The current status of the Yankees Letter
The New York Yankees have not yet released their letter to the public. As of now, it is unknown when they will release the letter.
When will the Yankees Letter be released?
The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the National League’s (NL) New York Mets. The Yankees began play in the 1901 season as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the present-day Baltimore Orioles). In 1903, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise after it ceased operations and moved it to New York City, renaming the club the New York Highlanders. The Highlanders were officially renamed the New York Yankees in 1913.
The team is owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, an LLC controlled by the family of the late George Steinbrenner, who purchased the team in 1973. Former catcher Yogi Berra and shortstop Phil Rizzuto are honored with plaques in Monument Park behind Yankee Stadium; both were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame upon their retirements. The Yankee universe also includes Bench Coach Tony Pena and Third Base Coach Rob Thomson who were former catchers for different teams, bullpen coach Mike Harkey who was a former pitcher, first base coach Tony Clark who was a former first baseman/designated hitter, and hitting coach Marcus Thames who was a former outfielder/designated hitter. Shortstop Didi Gregorius was also acquired via trade from Arizona during this offseason.
Deivi García, shortstop Gleyber Torres, right fielder Aaron Judge, and left fielder Giancarlo Stanton are the team’s active stars; they are all All-Stars and have won numerous fan-voted awards such as Silver Sluggers or Gold Glove Awards. Miguel Andújar played third base until he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in 2019; Clint Frazier is currently playing left field after Andújar’s injury; Frazier is also on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury. Luke Voit is currently playing first base after Greg Bird was designated for assignment following Andújar’s injury; Voit set career-highs with 21 home runs and 62 RBI during his breakout 2019 campaign where he shared time at first base with Bird following Gregorius’ season-ending Tommy John surgery during Spring Training that year. Center fielder Aaron Hicks is currently out for the season due to having Tommy John surgery himself during Spring Training this year; Hicks was expected to share time again with Frazier in left field before suffering his own season-ending injury. Second baseman Gio Urshela has taken over as starting third baseman following Andujar’s injury; Urshela broke out himself in 2019 winning AL Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards after being primarily used as a utility infielder by Toronto earlier in his career.
After discussing the pros and cons of releasing the letter, the Yankees have decided to release the letter on April 1st.