George Steinbrenner and Lou Piniella had the greatest relationship of all the players that were ever Yankees during the Steinbrenner era. In 1974 Lou Pinella got traded from KC to the Yanks in Spring Training.Lou walks into George’s office to introduce himself and make it known he was there a day early. George said I’m glad you’re here a day early that will give you an opportunity to get that long hair of yours trimmed.
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As a Yankee batboy, I was dreaming of the day that I would possibly be drafted by the team I was working for, the Yankees. Everyday I would get to the clubhouse very early so that I would complete my chores before batting practice started. I would have all the towels folded, all the underwear’s in each players locker, the equipment in the dugout and I would be ready for Thurman Munson’s hamburger run to McDonald’s.
The Yankees may not be playing like we are accustomed to seeing them play at the moment however they never forget Thier responsibilities to Thier fans off the field. Yes the number one priority is to win but ever since George Steinbrenner purchased the team in 1973 he always found it important to do the right thing for the people of New York.