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CC Sabathia will be among nine former members to be inducted in the Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame at ceremonies Wednesday in San Diego. The Yankees’ ace cannot attend the induction because the Yankees are home against the Orioles, but accepting on his behalf will be his wife, Amber, and his mother, Margie Sabathia-Lanier.
Others to be honored include Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (1996 Best Supporting Actor in Jerry Maguire), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and Emmy Award-winning actor Powers Boothe (24). CC can match them with a major trophy of his own – the 1997 American League Cy Young Award.
Also to be inducted are singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, American Ballet Company soloist Misty Copeland, National Congress of American Indians leader/advocate Ernest Stevens Jr., Major General Darren W. McDrew (Commander of Andrews Air Force Base) and Anthony Lee Ervin (winner of seven NCAA swimming titles and 2012 Olympics contender). Actor Courtney B. Vane will be the master of ceremonies for the event at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.
Frank Costa, who is retiring after 23 years as general sales representative of the Yankees, was honored before Saturday’s game on the field at Yankee Stadium with his wife, Sylvia, and their four grandchildren. Frank and Sylvia also celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Yankees captain Derek Jeter on behalf of the team presented Costa with an autographed baseball that had the inscription, “To Frank, a Yankee forever.”
Longtime Yankees media relations director Arthur Richman will be inducted posthumously into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack, N.Y., on Long Island. Richman, who died in 2009, was in the Yankees’ media department for more than 25 years after a sportswriting career at the New York Mirror and as the travel director of the Mets. In the latter role, Richman conducted several tours of major-league All-Star teams to the Far East.