September Issue of Yankees Magazine – ON SALE, SEPTEMBER 2
August 23, 2014 – The September Issue of Yankees Magazine will be on sale September 2, when the Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
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In my opinion, this edition is the best one in the history of the publication. The entire issue is dedicated to Derek Jeter, one of the single most storied players to ever wear the pinstripes, and each of stories on the captain are as exclusive as they are special.
Managing editor Nathan Maciborski’s cover story is a career retrospective about Jeter. In the feature, Maciborski captures the essence of what Jeter has meant to those who have followed him for the better part of 20 years. The feature also offers insight from those who have worked closely with Jeter into what has set him apart from his peers.
As I detailed on this blog over the past few months, I wrote three features for this issue, including a Q&A with Hall of Famer Ernie Banks and Jeter at Wrigley Field, a first-person story with Jeter’s parents and a behind-the-scenes look at the captain’s final All-Star Game.
For two special “Art of Sport” pieces, I sat down with Hall of Fame shortstops Cal Ripken Jr. and Ozzie Smith in Cooperstown, New York, and those interviews are must reads.
Other than the Bomber Bites section, which is a roundup of current news briefs, every other story is about Jeter. The Minor League Report details Jeter’s first few years in the Yankees organization, and the Where Are They Now article provides an update on Dick Groch, the former Yankees scout who found Jeter, then a high school star in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
You’ll find first-person vignettes about Jeter from great Yankees and icons from other teams, other sports and other walks of life sprinkled throughout the pages of this special issue. Whether it’s Hal Steinbrenner, David Ortiz, Paul Molitor, Eli Manning, Mark Messier or any Yankees great you can image, their words are on the pages of this issue.
Lastly, this edition features three covers. The cover that will be available all month long anywhere Yankees Magazine is sold features a photo of Jeter from the spring of 2009. The second cover, which will only be available at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 7 — when the team is planning to honor the shortstop in a special pregame ceremony, is graced with a beautiful photo of Jeter at the Stadium. On Sept. 25, Derek Jeter is scheduled to play in his final regular-season game in the Bronx, and a portrait of the captain taken earlier this season will be on the cover that will be available that night at the Stadium.
Enjoy this extraordinary edition of Yankees Magazine.
–Alfred Santasiere III