NY Sports Day has a new addition to its family.
New York Yankees Special Consultant Ray Negron, who worked for the team for over 40 years, has joined NY Sports Day as a senior columnist.
“We are pleased to have Ray on board,” said Sportsday Publisher Joe McDonald. “I’ve known him for many years and his experience in baseball and life gives us a unique view for our readers.”
Besides working for the Yankees, Negron is a bestselling author. With Sally Cook, he penned the book “Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers.” He has also authored three best-selling children’s books: “The Boy of Steel,” “The Greatest Story Never Told” and “One Last Time: Good-bye to Yankee Stadium.”
His career with the Yankees began in 1973 at the age of 17 when George M. Steinbrenner caught him spray painting an interlocking NY on the side of the old Yankee Stadium. Instead of turning him over to the police, Mr. Steinbrenner turned him over to clubhouse manager Pete Sheehey to work off the cost of the damage. That led him to becoming the bat boy for the famous 1977 “Bronx Zoo” Yankees team led by Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and Thurman Munson and the three became close personal friends and mentors to Ray.