June Issue of Yankees Magazine – ON SALE, JUNE 2
June 1, 2014 – The June Issue of Yankees Magazine will be on sale this Monday, June 2 at Yankee Stadium. 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.yankes.com/publications.
The June edition features three very special covers. Centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury graces the cover that will be on sale at the Stadium during all but two games in June and that will also be sent out to subscribers and newsstand distributors.
Yankees chief photographer Ariele Goldman Hecht took the Ellsbury cover portrait on the day that the team signed the star outfielder. In the photo, Ellsbury is wearing a gray suit and is sitting on a luggage trunk. The trunk, which has a Yankees top-hat logo painted on the front of it, gives the photo an old school, throwback look, and the cover’s white background really makes Ellsbury stand out on the page.
In my opinion, our photographers, editors and graphic designers have put together some great Yankees Magazine covers this season, but this is one for the ages.
On June 21, the Yankees will be dedicating a plaque in Monument Park to Tino Martinez. The former first baseman, who authored two of the greatest postseason moments in Yankees history, stopped by the Stadium for a Yankees Magazine photo shoot and exclusive interview with contributing writer Jack O’Connell.
Team photographer James Petrozzello snapped a photo of Martinez in the outfield seats, and that portrait will grace the commemorative cover that will only be available at Yankee Stadium on June 21. O’Connell’s compelling story about Martinez’ run in pinstripes will be in the magazine all month.
The third cover will be available at Yankee Stadium on Old-Timers’ Day, which falls on June 22 this year. An image of Hall of Famer Goose Gossage, taken by team photographer Matthew Ziegler, is on that commemorative cover.
Prior to the Old-Timers’ Day festivities, a Monument Park plaque will be dedicated to Gossage. Along with the commemorative cover, my Q&A feature with Gossage and his former teammates Ron Guidry and Bucky Dent (see blog entry below) will be in the June Issue all month.
In addition to those stories, my feature on the 30th anniversary of Don Mattingly’s 1984 batting title (see blog entry below) and executive editor Ken Derry’s feature on the Yankees current first baseman, Mark Teixeira, are part of this impressive issue.
Enjoy this edition of Yankees Magazine.
–Alfred Santasiere III