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Reggie Jackson Newsbeat

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Young: Reggie’s job is to sell N.Y. on Yankee Stadium - NY Daily News

“The greatest thing I had going for me was New York,” said George Steinbrenner. “Bronfman can have his liquor in Montreal. Kroc can have his hamburgers in San Diego.”

Ray Krock, the McDonald’s man, offered a million more than Steinbrenner did. Charles Bronfman, the Seagram’s man, offered two million more, but if there’s one place on the North American continent that has worse weather than New York, it’s Montreal.

George Steinbrenner is smart. He took Reggie Jackson walking, and he took him in broad daylight. There’s a new kids’ game in New York. It’s called Hit the Old People Over the Head. The junior record was set the other night, a 102-year old woman.

“No mater how people try to demean New York,” said George Steinbrenner, “it’s still the Big Apple. If somebody would just realize that.”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 29, 2015 at 10:13 AM | 20 comment(s)
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