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Germans recreate Sammy Sosa's flag sprint on 9/11

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NEW YORK — Domingo Germán vividly recalls watching the Cubs on TV as situation star Sammy Sosa held a miniature American flag in the outfield at Wrigley Field and held up the stars and stripes in honor of his The team’s first home game after September. , 19 Terrorist attacks.

was listed as a Yankees on that day The starting pitcher 10 Years later, the German feels a chance to follow in the footsteps of his fellow Dominican. After a rain delay of nearly two hours, Gehman burst out of the dugout to the right-field bison shed at Yankee Stadium, drawing cheers as he recreated Sousa’s red-white-blue sprint.
“I 9 I was watching baseball with my grandfather when I was older and I remember seeing Sammy Sosa running out with the flag,” the German said on Sunday 10-4 through an interpreter after their win over the Rays. “The way I took it was a way of showing support to the country, the people, the victims.

“Today I thought it was a great way to replicate that and show that even after that horrific event, you still remember what happened and it’s close to your heart. ”

All Yankees uniforms wear NYC First responder hats honoring the men and women killed at the World Trade Center.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone lays a wreath at the 9/11 monument in Monument Park; a moment of silence Moments later, FDNY Firefighter Regina Wilson played the national anthem and was colored by the Port Authority Police Department Honor Guard.


“It means so much to all of us to play in New York and to play in New York, and on this day, it means so much to a lot of people,” Boone said. Not something we take lightly. ”

SHORT WORKS THAT THE YANKEES USE EIGHT PITCHERS On a day off and serving as the opener, the German threw a scoreless inning after a tribute, saying it was something he had been thinking about for a long time.

“I always felt that if I had the opportunity and the right time, I wanted to do it,” said the German “This happened with the Yankees. This is something my kids can see and hopefully use as inspiration. ”

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