April Issue of Yankees Magazine – ON SALE NOW
April 11, 2014 – The April Issue of Yankees Magazine is on sale now. You can purchase a subscription to the print version of Yankees Magazine by calling (800) GO-YANKS, and you can purchase a print or digital subscription by visiting http://www.yankees.com/publications.
This edition of the team’s flagship publication includes several exclusive stories. From the team’s newest players to the honor of a lifetime for one of the Yankees greatest players — plus a lot more — it’s all in this extraordinary issue.
Masahiro Tanaka is the subject of the cover story. I was fortunate enough to spend more than an hour with the star pitcher on one of his first days in the United States (see blog entry below). In our conversation, which took place over lunch, Tanaka spoke candidly about his career in Japan and his expectations for the future.
I also wrote a lengthy feature on the Yankees spring training trip to Panama, during which Mariano Rivera was honored in his home country (see blog entry below). A few weeks before that trip, I interviewed former President Bill Clinton in his midtown Manhattan office for a special “5 Minutes with…” piece that I believe is a must read (see blog entry below).
There is a second “5 Minutes with…” feature in this issue. In November, I interviewed former NFL quarterback Jay Fiedler over dinner in New York City. Fiedler’s story is a real inspiration, and I am excited to have published my interview with him in Yankees Magazine.
After a record-breaking career at Dartmouth College, Fiedler signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent. After two seasons in Philly, Fiedler found himself out of football for two years. But, regardless of how bleak things looked, he never gave up on his dream of becoming a starting quarterback in the NFL. Through tremendous determination, Fiedler made his way back to the NFL, eventually becoming the Miami Dolphins starting quarterback in 2000.
Executive editor Ken Derry wrote two features in this issue. Derry traveled to the Yankees Baseball Academy in the Dominican Republic to explore how so many of the organization’s prospects and established players hone their craft. Derry also interviewed Jacoby Ellsbury during spring training for a feature on the Yankees new centerfielder.
There are several other great stories in this issue. Grab your copy now!
–Alfred Santasiere III