The New York Yankees continued their celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. As part of this year's initiative, 10-time Grammy Award-winner Eddie Palmieri was the special guest in the organization's monthly Spanish-language press conference on Tuesday, September 13. Also on that date and in association with the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Palmieri engaged fans prior to the Yankees-Dodgers game at the Pepsi Food Court on the third-base side of the Field Level. Fans had the opportunity to take part in salsa lessons courtesy of the Lorenz Latin Dance Studios and ¡Retumba!, a multi-ethnic all-female music and dance ensemble founded in 1981.
Additional on-field ceremonies saw the Yankees celebrate the "Little Yankees" from the youth International Baseball League, the New York League of Puerto Rican Women and the ninth annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards, which recognized those who proudly serve the residents of the Bronx in the areas of the arts (Glenda Ifill of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club), athletics (Aureo Cardona of the Sports Foundation), business (Stephen Stritch of the Mercy Center), education (Ramon Gonzalez of MS 223) and social responsibility (Fabio Cotza of Safe Horizon).
The Yankees Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
The Yankees proudly celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with la Familia Yankee
Listen to a special message from Spanish radio announcer of the Yankees, Rickie Ricardo.
For the first time, a special Hispanic Heritage Month supplement in Spanish has been included in the September edition of Yankees Magazine, the club's official game-day program. Yankees Magazine has served as the team's official game-day program since 1980 and has strived to exceed the expectations normally associated with a team-based periodical. The unique September edition of Yankees Magazine continues the publication's dedication to serve its loyal readers in new and engaging ways. The magazine can be purchased online at yankees.com/publications and yankeesbeisbol.com/publicaciones or by phone at (800) GO-YANKS [800-469-2657].