The New York Yankees are once again donning a special patch to mark a significant event. This time, it’s to honor the late Yogi Berra, one of the most beloved figures in team history.
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The Yankees are Wearing a 21 Patch to Memorialize Mickey Mantle
The New York Yankees are wearing a 21 patch on their uniforms this season to memorialize Mickey Mantle, one of the greatest players in team history. Mantle, who wore number 7 for the Yankees, died in 1995 at the age of 63.
The 21 patch is also being worn by other Major League Baseball teams this season, as part of a league-wide tribute to Mantle.
Mickey Mantle was a Great Player and an Even Greater Person
The New York Yankees are wearing a patch on their uniforms this season to honor the great Mickey Mantle. Mantle, who passed away in 1995, was one of the most beloved Yankees of all time. He was a great player and an even greater person, and his loss is still felt by the Yankee organization and fans today.
Mantle was a switch-hitting center fielder who played his entire career with the Yankees, from 1951 to 1968. He is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. In addition to his many baseball accomplishments, Mantle was also known for his tremendous work ethic and his kindness towards others.
After Mantle’s death, the Yankees retired his uniform number (7), and erected a bronze statue in his honor at Yankee Stadium. The 21 patch worn by the team this season is yet another way for the Yankees to pay tribute to a truly great man.
The Yankees are Wearing the Patch to Honor Mickey Mantle’s Legacy
On May 14, 1969, Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball. The Yankees honored him by retiring his number 7 and putting a plaque in Monument Park. They also began wearing a black armband with the number 7 on it.
This season, the Yankees are wearing a patch on their uniforms to honor Mickey Mantle’s legacy. The patch features the number 7 inside a circle. It is black and white, like the armband the team wore in 1969.
The patch is a tribute to one of the greatest players in Yankees history. Mickey Mantle was a 3-time MVP and a 20-time All-Star. He won 7 World Series titles with the Yankees. He is also one of the most popular players in baseball history.
The Yankees are not the only team honoring Mickey Mantle this season. The Mets are also wearing a patch to honor him.