May Issue of Yankees Magazine – ON SALE, MAY 2

May 1, 2014 – The May Issue of Yankees Magazine will be on sale this Friday, May 2. You can purchase 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 Yankees Magazine includes an interesting group of features, beginning with the cover story on Brett Gardner. In managing editor Nathan Maciborski’s story on the outfielder, he reveals some of the off-field antics that make Gardner a popular clubhouse presence. Maciborski’s story also delves into the Yankees’ decision to sign Gardner to a multi-year contract extension over the winter — even through he was still a year away from free agency and they had already signed centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to a long-term, free-agent contract.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman summed up the team’s commitment to Gardner with a quote that is included in Maciborski’s feature.

“Gardy represents a player that is a success story for us,” Cashman said. “We don’t typically [sign players to extensions before they become free agents], but it shows the level of confidence, belief and trust in the type of person and player he is.”

This issue also includes deputy editor Kristina M. Dodge’s story on former infielder Andy Phillips. Today, Phillips serves as the University of Alabama’s hitting coach, and Dodge traveled to the campus to spend a few days with the Phillips for this alumni spotlight feature, which is a great read.

This edition includes a feature about another University of Alabama alum. On March 3, I earned the distinction of becoming the first person to sit down with Joe Namath and Derek Jeter to interview them together (see blog entry below). I am very proud of my exclusive Q&A with the New York City icons, and I hope you will enjoy reading it.

Finally, the May issue features “5 Minutes with…” Q&A’s with two of the most prolific goal-scorers in the history of the National Hockey League. A few months after Yankee Stadium hosted two hockey games, I met up with Jaromir Jagr of the New Jersey Devils (see blog entry below), who played in one of the 2014 Stadium Series games, and Mark Messier (see blog entry below), who attended the other game. While both interviews are interesting, the piece on Messier really stands out.

Grab a copy the magazine so that you can read the rest of this in-depth issue.

–Alfred Santasiere III

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