16 Jul 2010

Yankees to honour Steinbrenner in pre-game ceremony

4:49 pm on 16 July 2010

The New York Yankees will pay tribute to former owner George Steinbrenner and long-time public address announcer Bob Sheppard, who both died this week.

Before tomorrow's game against Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium there'll be a video tribute to Steinbrenner, who resurrected the team from a period of decline and returned it to the top in the 1970s.

There'll also be a moment of silence for Steinbrenner and Sheppard, who welcomed fans for more than 50 years until 2007.

Steinbrenner died on Wednesday at age 80 and Sheppard died on Monday aged 99.