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Al Leiter On Interacting With Fans 

Al Leiter, sportscaster, baseball player and Toms River native, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss why he always interacts with his fans.

Leiter says that his humility is not contrived. “I always was very cognizant that it was a privilege to wear a Major League Baseball uniform 19 seasons,” he says. “When I was on the field, I felt compelled to connect with the people.”

The Jersey native recalls a time that his brother waited for Mickey Mantle after a game. People waited for hours at Yankee Stadium for Mantle to come out. “He came out, head down,” he recalls, “didn’t even look.” This taught Leiter to always be sure to make a connection with his fans, so they never leave feeling the way his brother felt.

To learn more about Al Leiter, check out his Twitter profile.

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New York Mets Unveil Shannon Dalton Forde Memorial Field

On Friday, June 2 at 11:00 AM, Major League Baseball, the New York Mets and the Borough of Little Ferry, including the Little Ferry Police Department, will unveil the newly-renovated Shannon Dalton Forde Memorial Field (179 Mehrhof Rd., Little Ferry, NJ 07643), dedicated to the late public relations executive for the Mets.

The group will be joined by Mayor Mauro D. Raguseo, Borough of Little Ferry, N.J.; Det. Mike Hinchcliffe, Little Ferry Police Department; Jeff Wilpon, Chief Operating Officer, New York Mets; Gary Cohen, SNY Broadcaster and Ceremony Emcee; Tony Reagins, Senior Vice President, Youth Programs, Major League Baseball and Shannon’s family and friends,

In December 2016, MLB and its 30 Clubs launched a “PLAY BALL Charity Auction” during Baseball’s Annual Winter Meetings for the fifth consecutive year. Each auction, which raises money through a wide array of unique experiences and items from each MLB Club, has been designed to raise both funds and awareness for a special cause. The initiative was inspired by the numerous employees, friends and fans of the game who have been affected by cancer.

This year, the auction focused on honoring the legacy and memory of Shannon Dalton Forde. More than $235,000 was raised toward the renovation of an existing youth baseball and softball field in Forde’s hometown of Little Ferry. Renovations made to Shannon Dalton Forde Memorial Field included dugouts with protective fencing and benches, perimeter fencing, bleachers, backstop, and scoreboard and field signs. MLB also has worked with the Borough of Little Ferry and the local Police Activities League on the project and future youth programming.

This year’s charity auction total marked the most money raised since the initiative’s inception in 2012, eclipsing last year’s record-high amount. This effort has now raised more than $900,000 for causes related to cancer.

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Yankees Stadium Unveils New Attractions for the 2017 Season!

Take #HipNJ out to the ballgame!

When diehards flock to Yankees Stadium for the New York Yankees home opener on April 10th, they’ll be cheering for more than just the Bronx Bombers versus Tampa Bay Rays. The team recently unveiled a slew of exciting social gathering spaces and concession options that will entice even the most ardent anti-sports fan!

mastercard Batters Eye

Mastercard Batters Eye

New Stadium social gathering locations include:

SUNRUN KIDS CLUBHOUSE: The Sunrun Kids Clubhouse will be Yankee Stadium’s first-ever children’s zone. Shaped like a mini-baseball field with a soft artificial surface, the 2,850-square-foot area is located on the 300 Level in right field and outfitted with Yankees-themed playground equipment, including oversized baseballs, bases and baseball cards, a 6-foot-high replica World Series trophy and interactive exhibits. Parents can join their children on the play area or choose to oversee them from a nearby dugout. Television monitors will ensure that no one misses any game action. On warm days, a retractable shade can be extended to cover the play area. The Sunrun Kids Clubhouse also includes two family restrooms equipped with changing tables. The new #HipNJ mom will be happy to know they will have additional private space, including lounge chairs, a television and power outlets for those using electric breast pumps.

MASTERPASS BATTER’S EYE DECK: Located on the 200 Level in center field with a clear, sweeping view of the entire Stadium, the Masterpass Batter’s Eye Deck has been expanded to 3,500 square feet and includes drink-rails overlooking the field. This outdoor gathering space will feature craft beers, cocktails and a large selection of food options. We’re salivating over their new food features including The Mutz, which is a hand-pulled mozzarella sandwiches with mixed vegetables!

BULLPEN TERRACES: Frank’s RedHot Terrace (overlooking the visitors bullpen in left field) and the Toyota Terrace (overlooking the Yankees bullpen in right field) are open-air social gathering areas on the 100 Level. Each terrace features its own specialty food and drink options. Drink-rail locations at the landings will have power/USB outlets. As a result of this reconfiguration, all obstructed-view seats in the Bleachers have been removed. We can’t wait to try the Frank’s RedHot Chicken Diablo Sandwich featuring grilled chicken breast, Frank’s RedHot sauce, blue cheese! We also love how our vegetarian friends are included in the mix, with the introduction of the Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bun with celery slaw and creamy blue cheese!

BUDWEISER PARTY DECKS: Located in Sections 311 and 328, Budweiser Party Decks feature shaded stand-alone bar areas serving beer, cocktails and food. Drink-rail and barstool seating provides fans a relaxed and casual setting from which to enjoy sweeping views of the field and game action.

AT&T SPORTS LOUNGE featuring DirecTV service: The new AT&T Sports Lounge featuring DirecTV service at Section 134 on the Field Level includes a full bar with craft beers and cocktails. Tables, stools and large-screen televisions tuned to the Yankees broadcast and other live sporting events provide a sports-bar atmosphere on the Stadium’s main outdoor concourse in left field. Additionally, power/USB outlets are available for charging phones or tablets.

Mighty Quinn's Brontosaurus Rib Plate

Mighty Quinn’s Brontosaurus Rib Plate.

Before crossing the GWB, download the Yankees Stadium dining guide and receive more information on its new amenities at Yankees.com/Eats.