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TWO-GAME CROWD OF 108,091 NOT ENOUGH: GEORGE WANTS NEW PARK

          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). 
       
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