Mickey, the Babe . . . and the Boss
What would Yankee Stadium be without the Boss?
George Steinbrenner will have a spot in the New York Yankees' Monument Park near Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.
A monument to the team's former principal owner will be dedicated before a home game against Tampa Bay on Sept. 20, the Steinbrenner family said in a statement. Steinbrenner died on July 13 at age 80.
Steinbrenner, known in baseball as "the Boss," bought the Yankees in 1973. His teams won seven World Series titles and 11 American League pennants.
Monument Park is a shrine beyond the center-field wall in the new stadium. Originally built during the late-1970s renovation of the old stadium, the park has five monuments: for Ruth, Mantle, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and manager Miller Huggins - all members of the Hall of Fame.