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Yankees stars express support for healthcare professionals during coronavirus pandemic

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The Yankees stepped up to show gratitude for healthcare workers.

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Over the last few weeks, the coronavirus has ravaged the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands ill. As I write this, approximately 3,000 Americans have died, many in New York. They’re our loved ones, our friends, and our neighbors. No one has gone untouched by this pandemic.

At the front lines in the fight against the virus, healthcare professionals stand between us and an even darker nightmare. They’re actual superheroes, risking their health to fend off a plague unlike anything we’ve seen in the last 100 years. Now, more than ever, they need the community’s assistance, support, and gratitude.

As an organization, the Yankees have stepped up to the occasion. Yesterday, Brian Cashman delivered coffee and donuts to the team at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

The club also extended their appreciation to a few hospitals in New York City.

Individual Yankees have also extended their own, heartfelt messages of gratitude and support. Gary Sanchez, for example, shared this note on Twitter:

As did Gleyber Torres:

Doctors, nurses, and everyone else in the healthcare field represent the actual superstars. Let’s follow the Yankees’ lead and get behind them during this frightening situation.