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Jeter Admits He Stole Yankee Stadium Artifacts

by: AnthonyP On  Friday, January 30, 2009

Yankee Stadium ArtifactsTotal Pro Sports – The rumor on the street is that Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees stole a priceless Joe DiMaggio artifact from Yankee Stadium.

After the last home game ever at the old Yankee Stadium a sign on the wall went missing the one that read “I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee” in the tunnel leading to the Yankees dugout.  Jeter finally came clean on Wednesday and admitted he took (not stole) a couple of keep sake memorabilia items from Yankee Stadium.

A clue on his intentions had come earlier that night, when he said he had his eye on a particular Stadium keepsake but wouldn’t say which. After the game and on-field celebration, I noticed the sign was missing and told him, “I know what you’re taking out of here,” and I asked if I could report it.

He shook his head and replied, “In due time.”

Four months later, he admitted he had taken the sign, and another item or two.

I mean how can you fault Derek Jeter for something like this?  If I were Jeter and a member of the Yankees I would have tried to take anything I could get my hands on from Yankee Stadium.

I remember when Maple Leaf Gardens closed that cold February 7th 1999 night.  I had a tear in my eye the whole game, but I never let down in my search for some sort of artifact that I could take before the final buzzer.  I was never able to take anything as extravagant as the Joe DiMaggio artifact but I did get a couple things I still have stored away today. That night I took a washroom sign, a piece of paint from the wall, the number off my seat, I bought a program and a MLG patch and when the seats went on sale I purchased the pair I used to always sit in all the way up in the Grey section.

At least for one thing you know that Derek Jeter loves being a New York Yankee, wouldn’t you?




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