By Jason Klein
Originally Written For The Official Steiner Sports Blog – 11/11/10
Deep in the heart of the ever-changing sports landscape, the Steiner Sports Corporate Office can get chaotic from time-to-time. On Saturday, December 4, it will be a complete Zoo!
That’s when members of the 1977 and 1978 World Champion New York Yankees, affectionately referred to as the “Bronx Zoo,” will be making their way up to New Rochelle, NY to meet and greet fans at Steiner Sports. Touting some of the biggest and boldest personalities ever to sport the pinstripes, this group of players draws a crowd wherever they go, holding a special place in the hearts of Yankees fans everywhere.
Rightfully so. This distinctive collection of Bombers captured imaginations in the late 1970’s, winning back-to-back Titles, the first Championships of the George Steinbrenner era. While their World Series rings secured their place in baseball history, it was, perhaps, their colorful personalities that created lasting power with their fans, even inspiring a 2007 ESPN Drama, The Bronx is Burning.
There is no doubt, fans in attendance on December 4th will be treated to a wide-range of behind-the-scenes stories, as told by the men who lived them during the summers of 1977 and 1978. Among those in attendance at Steiner Sports will be Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Chris Chambliss, Bucky Dent, Graig Nettles, Paul Blair, Roy White, Willie Randolph and Lou Piniella.
The event will be catered, Yankee Stadium-style, including the World Famous Lobel’s Steak, peanuts & Cracker Jack. Fans can take photos with the players, participate in question & answer sessions, raffles, giveaways, and a silent auction. In addition, special activities will be set up for children.
Those in attendance will get the unique opportunity to re-live historic moments like Reggie Jackson’s 3 home run performance in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series and Bucky Dent’s curse-preserving blast at Fenway Park during the one-game playoff in 1978.
It’s just the latest meet & greet event offered by Steiner Sports, the leader in authentic sports gifts and collectibles. With so many great Yankees on-hand, this particular event figures to take on a Zoo-like atmosphere…minus the giraffes and elephants, of course.
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