Saturday, June 21, 2014

Tino Martinez Day at Yankee Stadium

Today I went to Yankee Stadium and saw a nice celebration of Tino Martinez's Yankee career, capped off with him getting a plaque in Monument Park. Among the former Yankees who came to the ceremony were David Cone, Paul O'Neill, Jorge Posada, Joe Torre and Mariano Rivera. It was cool to see a "Day" for a former player, particularly one whose career I enjoyed.
They also showed a retrospective of career highlights for Tino, including the home run he hit at Shea Stadium in the Yankees' first-ever regular season series there in 1998. (Can't believe that is now sixteen years ago!) It was the Saturday afternoon game of the weekend series and I was there for that one live, so it was cool to see it in the video. The picture from this card also comes from that game.
As for the game that followed, I pretty much new what to expect with Vidal Nuno pitching, so a 6-1 loss was no surprise. It was nice to see Mark Teixeira, Tino's modern-day counterpart, hit a home run.

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