New York Yankees Official 2013 Spring Training Program – ON SALE, FEBRUARY 24
February 19, 2013 – If you are going to be at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa to catch Spring Training baseball, don’t miss the chance to pick up a copy of the New York Yankees Official 2013 Spring Training Program, which comes out on February 21.
The cover of the program features a photo that Yankees team photographer James Petrozzello took of the lasting tribute to the late George Steinbrenner – a statue of the Boss that stands outside the main gate of the ballpark that bears his name. The photo is framed by two palm trees, and it was taken on a day in which there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. In my opinion, the image represents many of the things that are great about Spring Training – the Yankees storied history, warm weather and a beautiful setting.
In addition to senior editor Nathan Maciborski’s story on the return of Mariano Rivera and my Q&A feature with Reggie Jackson and Mike Schmidt (see blog post about Spring Issue of Yankees Magazine), the spring training program also includes a feature that details the wild experience that Spring Training can be for a young player. For “Melting Pot,” contributing writer Mark Feinsand interviewed current and former Yankees players about what it’s like to be around baseball immortals for a month. The players shared stories about the first time they met and got to work with the likes of Yogi Berra, Goose Gossage, Ron Guidry and Reggie Jackson, all of whom have been Spring Training instructors for years. Feinsand also explains how those legendary Yankees taught the young players about the associated with playing for the Yankees.
Again, the Spring Training program will be available at George M. Steinbrenner Field. If you can’t make it to Florida this spring, please call (800) GO-YANKS to order your copy of this keepsake.
–Alfred Santasiere III