Showing posts with label New York Yankees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York Yankees. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

One-Armed National Guard Vet Catches Foul Ball

At Friday night's Yankee game, an injured war veteran made the catch of the game when snagging a foul ball with his hat in his hand.

Retired Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer received a standing ovation for the grab, having done it all with one arm! Kacer was attending the game with the Achilles Freedom Team, on organization that sets up races for wounded warriors to get back on their feet after returning home.

Kacer, who lost his arm in a rocket attack in Afghanistan, gave the foul ball to his nephew, Isaiah.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Has Died

The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 13, 2010; 10:05 AM

NEW YORK -- The Yankees say owner George Steinbrenner has died. He was 80.

Spokesman Howard Rubenstein said he died Tuesday morning. He had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m, a person close to the owner told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not disclosed those details.

Steinbrenner, who celebrated his birthday July 4, had been in fragile health for several years.

Flags were immediately lowered to half-staff at Steinbrenner Field, the Yankees' spring training complex. The Yankees says many employees there were in tears.

The death comes two days after the team's beloved public-address announcer Bob Sheppard died at 99.