October Issue of Yankees Magazine — ON SALE, OCTOBER 2
September 29 — The October Issue of Yankees Magazine will be on sale beginning on Oct. 2 at Yankee Stadium and at retailers in and around New York City. You can sign up for a full-year subscription to Yankees Magazine at www.yankees.com/publications or by calling (800) GO-YANKS. Additionally, our long-form content is online at www.yankees.com/magazine.
Gary Sanchez graces the cover of the October edition. If the Yankees host a Wild Card game, there will be an Official American League Wild Card Program, only available at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 3. And if the Yankees advance to the American League Division Series, an official program for that series will also be produced. Both of those special publications will feature the same content as the October Issue of Yankees Magazine but will feature special covers.
Associate editor Hilary Giorgi wrote the cover story on Sanchez and team photographer James Petrozzello took a beautiful portrait of the great catcher in the home dugout at Yankee Stadium moments before the team photo was snapped on Sept. 1. The cover photo and the story are worth the price of the magazine alone.
There is also a moving tribute to Gene Michael in this issue. In the days after Stick’s death, executive editor Nathan Maciborski spoke with so many of the people who were influenced by the former Yankees player, manager, general manager and long-time executive. Stick’s contributions to the Yankees organization are almost immeasurable, and this story goes beyond discussing the players that he was responsible for putting in pinstripes.
For the final two Q&A pieces with members of the 1977 Yankees this year, I sat down with Reggie Jackson at Yankee Stadium and Mickey Rivers at The Plaza hotel. The Rivers feature is enlightening, and the words that Jackson provided are revealing.
A few months before I interviewed Mr. October at the Stadium, I met up with another Hall of Famer during a game. For a look back at his brief but brilliant tenure in pinstripes, I had the opportunity to break bread with Rickey Henderson on Old-Timers’ Day. Regardless of whether you were around to witness baseball’s all-time stolen base leader when he played for the Yankees, you’ll enjoy his take on that nearly five-year period in the ’80s.
Enjoy this postseason issue of Yankees Magazine.
— Alfred Santasiere III