Yankees Magazine en Español – ON SALE, SEPTEMBER 14

September 11, 2012 – The first-ever issue of Yankees Magazine en Español will be on sale this Friday, September 14.

As I wrote about on this blog earlier in the summer, Robinson Cano will grace the cover of this special publication. Yankees team photographer James Petrozzello took the photos of the Yankees second baseman in a park in Weehawken, New Jersey, and it features the perfect backdrop — New York City.

Yankees Magazine en Español, includes an original feature on Cano, as well as eight other stories, which were previously published. Our team of editors chose some of their favorite pieces for this publication. Among them are contributing writer Bob Klapisch’s feature on Jorge Posada’s career, deputy editor Ken Derry’s intriguing tale about his most recent trip to the Dominican Republic and my story on Alex Rodriguez’ grueling training regimen.

I also caught up with a fan favorite from the Yankees late-’90s dynasty — Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. In a lengthy phone interview, Hernandez spoke to me about his present-day life, which includes an extensive role at El Duke Sports Association, a baseball school outside of Miami.

“I really enjoy working with kids and helping them to become better players,” Hernandez said. “They have a passion for the game, and that is something that is nice to be around.

“El Duque” also discussed what playing for the Yankees has meant to him.

“Being a Yankee is an honor for life,” Hernandez said. “I got to play in front of the best fans in the world, and I am so thankful to the Steinbrenner family for everything they did for me. The thing I will remember the most is getting my first World Series ring. I felt as if it was my prize for all the difficulties I had encountered in the past.”

You can purchase Yankees Magazine en Español at Yankee Stadium, through (800) GO-YANKS or www.yankees.com/publications.

–Alfred Santasiere III

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