The Yankees are definitely crossing their fingers about being able to host fans at Yankee Stadium again in 2021, and that means promotions of some kind will likely return as well. By Opening Day, it will have been almost four years since the Yankees last honored anyone with a new plaque in Monument Park (Derek Jeter). So here’s a new FanPost Friday prompt:
Which overlooked Yankee deserves a plaque in Monument Park?
Keep in mind that a plaque in Monument Park does not necessarily mean you definitely want that number to be retired. There’s a difference! Willie Randolph, Tino Martinez, and Bob Sheppard are just a few examples of important figures from Yankees history who have plaques, but not retired numbers. (Wikipedia actually has a useful table distinguishing between them.) It’s a nice way to pay tribute to someone at a “team Hall of Fame” level without chipping away at the available numbers. Several notable players, staff, and announcers have yet to be acknowledged in Monument Park. If the Yankees were to induct someone new into the club in 2021, who would you want it to be and why?
Check out the FanPost section of Pinstripe Alley and let us know your thoughts. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before November 27th for your post to be considered.