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TWO-GAME CROWD OF 108,091 NOT ENOUGH: GEORGE WANTS NEW PARK
Published June 24, 1998
Despite drawing crowds of 53,316 and 54,775 to Yankee Stadium for the two Yankees-Braves interleague games on Monday and Tuesday, Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner renewed his desire for a new ballpark yesterday. Steinbrenner, on Cleveland's Jacobs Field: "They're sold out every night. Every single night. They have what we had (Monday) night every single night. ... It's the same in Baltimore. Every single night" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/24). In N.Y., Harvey Araton writes, "Tell us another one. Keep setting obstacles in the Bronx and daring New Yorkers to cross them. Face it, big guy, they will build a nuclear test site in Manhattan before they build you a ballpark" (N.Y. TIMES, 6/24). Steinbrenner, telling the media of the need for a park: "To make you guys understand, what I should do is take away your parking privileges and make you hunt for a parking space the way I saw people doing the other night." The POST's Wallace Matthews claims the team already pulled those privileges: "[E]ven when 50,000 show up, he still finds something to complain about" (N.Y. POST, 6/24).