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Latino Hall of Famers honored at Stadium

As part of their continued celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Yankees recognized individuals from two noteworthy institutions, the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame and the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame, in special on-field ceremonies before Friday night’s game against the Giants. The Yankees have also published the second edition of Yankees Magazine En Español, the Spanish-language issue of the club’s flagship publication.

Former Yankees outfielder Felipe Alou, Latino Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2010, was on hand to recognize a few of the newly-elected members of the 2014 class, which include Bert Campaneris, Omar Moreno, Osvaldo Virgil and Moises Alou. The Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame will also have a pregame ceremony Saturday to announce the induction of former Yankees pitcher Vernon “Lefty” Gomez. Members of the Gomez family will be on hand, including Lefty’s daughter, Vernona Gomez.

“These two great Hall of Fame institutions honor the rich history of our national pastime, with a particular focus on the undeniable impact of the Latino ballplayer,” Yankees director of Latino affairs Manuel Garcia said. “As our fans know and appreciate, the Yankees and tradition go hand-in-hand, which is why we are honored to celebrate the accomplishments of these legendary athletes.”

Yankees Magazine has served as the team’s game-day program since its inception in 1980 and has strived to exceed the expectations normally associated with a team-based periodical. The second Spanish-language issue of Yankees Magazine En Español continues the publication’s dedication to serve its loyal readers in new and engaging ways. The magazine can be purchased online at http://www.yankees.com/publications and http://www.yankeesbeisbol.com or by phone at (800) GO-YANKS (800-469-2657).

“Last year’s publication of our first-ever Yankees Magazine En Español was such a hit with our fans, that we decided to make it a part of our annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration,” Garcia said. “To be able to have Mariano Rivera on the cover of this year’s edition makes the entire project even more special.”

Earlier this month, the Yankees celebrated the 2013 Yankees Latino MVP Award given to Mariano Rivera by http://www.latinobaseball.com, the winning teams of the 2012 Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano Youth Baseball Tournaments (hosted by the Dominican Sports Foundation of New York) and five students from the League of Puerto Rican Women who each received scholarships from the Yankees Foundation.

In addition, the Yankees celebrated the sixth-annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards, which recognized those who proudly serve the residents of the Bronx in the areas of the arts (El Diario La Prensa), athletics (Rolando Paulino Little League), business (Grand Slam Foundation, Inc.) and education (Luis Torres – Principal of P.S. 055).

Yankees celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The Yankees announced Friday the organization’s continued celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. As part of this year’s initiative, the Yankees have published the first Spanish-language issue of Yankees Magazine, the club’s flagship publication. Also, nine-time Grammy Award-winner Jose Feliciano and Grammy-nominated salsa singer Frankie Negron will each take part in activities celebrating the month during the Yankees’ final regular season homestand.

Yankees Magazine has been the team’s game-day program since its inception in 1980 and has strived to exceed the expectations normally associated with a team-based periodical. In August of 2011, the magazine was the first official team publication in American professional sports to dedicate an issue to women. This month’s inaugural Spanish-language issue continues the publication’s dedication to serve its loyal readers in new and engaging ways. The magazine may be purchased online at http://www.yankees.com/publications and http://www.yankeesbeisbol.com or by phone at (800) GO-YANKS (800-469-2657).

“As part of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, we are thrilled to publish the first ever Spanish-language edition of Yankees Magazine,” Yankees Director of Latino Affairs Manuel Garcia said. “Our talented publications department did a phenomenal job on this historic initiative. I am truly proud of their work – and I know our fans will be as well. The Yankees always strive to be at the forefront, and this is yet another example of that tradition.”

Feliciano will sing “God Bless America” at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, Sept. 19, during the seventh-inning stretch of the Yankees’ 7:05 p.m. game against the Blue Jays. Feliciano, a veteran recording artist of nearly 50 years, has earned Grammy Awards in several categories, including Best New Artist (1969), Contemporary Pop Male Vocalist (1969) and Best Tropical Latin Album for Señor Bachata (2009).

Negron will perform the national anthem prior to the Yankees-Blue Jays game Thursday, Sept. 20, also scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The New Jersey-born and raised singer has released nine critically-acclaimed albums since 1997, earning him several Billboard Award nominations as well as being described by online music service AllMusic as the salsa genre’s “next definitive voice.” In addition, Negron is heavily involved in his community through organizations such as the American Diabetes Association and the American Red Cross.

“Having a music legend such as Jose Feliciano, as well as Grammy-nominated artist Frankie Negron, join us for this year’s celebration is very exciting,” Garcia said. “I am sure our fans will truly enjoy their performances.”

The Yankees will also commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month with several on-field ceremonies at the Stadium by highlighting a variety of important platforms. Among them is the fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards Friday, Sept. 14, which recognize those who proudly serve the residents of the Bronx in the areas of the arts (El Museo del Barrio), athletics (Bronx YMCA), business (White Rose) and education (RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program).

Winning players from the Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano Youth Baseball Tournaments, which are hosted by the Dominican Sports Foundation of New York, will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 18, and five students from the League of Puerto Rican Women who received scholarships from the Yankees Foundation will be recognized Wednesday, Sept. 19. The celebration will be capped off Saturday, Sept. 22, when http://www.latinobaseball.com presents the 2012 Yankees Latino MVP Award to Rafael Soriano.

Fans can learn more about these events by visiting the team’s official Spanish-language website, http://www.yankeesbeisbol.com, and clicking on the special Hispanic Heritage Month section. While there, fans can also participate in an online sweepstakes for the opportunity to win tickets to the final regular season home game at the Stadium Wednesday, Oct. 3, against the Red Sox.

Yanks observing Hispanic Heritage Month

The Yankees are providing a multi-platform initiative during September to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The September issue of Yankees Magazine, the team’s official game program, features an article on the “Latino Living Legends” exhibit currently on display in the New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America at Yankee Stadium. This exhibit was unveiled earlier this year in a special ceremony with Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda, a native Puerto Rican.

The Yankees will join New York-Presbyterian Hospital Saturday in a Taxi Health Fair in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. In a special pregame ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Yankees will hold their fourth annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards ceremony, which recognizes those who serve the residents of the Bronx. One of this year’s honorees is Johnny Pacheco, co-founder and musical director of the world renowned salsa all-star band and record label, Fania.

Earlier this month, the Yankees began festivities with various events, including on-field ceremonies celebrating the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame’s Inductee Class of 2012, which included former Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams and current bench coach Tony Peña, the presentation of the 2011 Yankees Latino MVP Award to rookie pitcher Ivan Nova by http://www.latinobaseball.com and the acknowledgment of the 2010 Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano youth baseball tournament winners from the Dominican Sports Foundation of New York.

Coming up next week, ceremonial first-pitch duties at Yankee Stadium will be handled by Felipe Payano, the Dominican Republic’s Minister of Sports and Recreation, before the 7:05 p.m. game against the Rays Thursday, Sept. 22, and by actress Lucie Arnaz prior to the 4:05 p.m. game against the Red Sox Saturday, Sept. 24.

Payano is in his second term heading the sports and recreation agency in the DR. Established in 1974, the ministry aids and supports the values, individuals and positive aspects of sports and governs the country’s national athletic teams.

Yankees Director of Latino Affairs Manuel Garcia said, “With Dominican superstars such as Robinson Cano, Ivan Nova, Rafael Soriano and Eduardo Nuñez on our roster, it is only fitting to have the Minister of Sports of the Dominican Republic join us for Hispanic Heritage Month.”

For more than four decades, Arnaz has starred on Broadway and television and in films. She won an Emmy Award for her documentary Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie in 1994. The daughter of I Love Lucy co-stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who was born in Cuba, Lucie Arnaz performed on the Academy Awards and Tony Awards shows and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Theatre Wing, dedicated to supporting excellence and education in the theatre. Her latest album, Latin Roots, was released in 2010 and celebrates her Spanish heritage.

“We are truly honored to have Lucie Arnaz headline our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration,” Garcia said. “Not only is she an extremely talented and award-winning performer, but she is the daughter of one of America’s iconic couples who were pioneers in the entertainment industry. I know our fans will be excited to see Lucie in Yankee Stadium.”

Yankees fans who follow the team on its Spanish-language Web site, http://www.yankeesbeisbol.com, can check out these and other events in the special Hispanic Heritage Month section and take part in an online sweepstakes for the opportunity to win tickets to the final regular season home game at the Stadium Sunday, Sept. 25 against the Red Sox.

Yanks celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Emilio Estefan, Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter, threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of the Yankees’ game against the Rays Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium as part of the team’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
 
Instrumental in the development and success of various well-known Latin music artists, such as Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, Estefan has been nominated for more than 30 Grammy Awards and won 19 times.

The CEO and founder of Estefan Enterprises, an entertainment empire dedicated to various business ventures including music publishing, artist management, and film production, Estefan has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has also been recognized and honored by various U.S. presidents and has produced many historical musical events at the White House.  
 
“Emilio Estefan is a wonderful American success story, and we are proud to have him in our home for Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Manuel Garca, Yankees Director of Latino Affairs. “As the premier figure in the world of Latin music and entertainment, his extraordinary accomplishments both in business and in the community clearly mirror those of the New York Yankees.”
 
In addition to the ceremonial first pitch, the Yankees are proud to once again provide a multi-platform initiative during the month of September to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The September issue of Yankees Magazine, the team’s official game program, contains a feature article on the organization’s Venezuelan catching prospect, Jesus Montero.

On Friday, NYY Steak will feature a Salsa night.

The Yankees will join corporate partners AT&T at a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Sunday at the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, in a Taxi Health Fair Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Washington Heights neighborhood in upper Manhattan.
 
Earlier this month, the Yankees kicked off the festivities with various events, including on-field ceremonies such as the team’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards, which recognizes those who serve Bronx residents.
 
Fans that follow the Yankees on their Spanish-language Web site, http://www.yankeesbeisbol.com, can check out these events in the special Hispanic Heritage Month section and participate in an online sweepstakes for the opportunity to win tickets to the final regular season home game at the Stadium Sunday, Sept. 26, against the Red Sox.

 

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