New York Yankees' Core Four, 1978 World Series Members Talk Past and Future


by Brandon Steiner December 13, 2013 0 Comments

By Kenny DeJohn (Featured Columnist) on December 11, 2013

On December 9, Steiner Sports (the Official Collectible Company of the New York Yankees) and Delta Air Lines (the Official Airline of the Yankees) put together an exclusive event at Cipriani Club 55 in New York City that featured prominent members of the Yankees' 1978 World Series team and the Core Four.

I was both lucky and honored to be in attendance for such a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Members of the '78 team—Mickey Rivers, Roy White, Chris Chambliss, Sparky Lyle, Rich "Goose" Gossage, Willie Randolph, Reggie Jackson, Lou Piniella, Bucky Dent and Mike Torrez—were available to mingle prior to an hour-long Q&A session moderated by Brandon Steiner, the founder and CEO of Steiner Sports.

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Gossage, Randolph, Jackson, Piniella, Dent and Torrez were the only members of the team to participate in the Q&A, and the mood was light-hearted and fun throughout.

A majority of the session was devoted to recalling old stories of Thurman Munson and former managers like Bob Lemon and Billy Martin. Jackson spent about 10 minutes retelling his take on his historic three-home-run night in the 1977 World Series.

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One of the best stories came when Torrez, the Boston Red Sox pitcher that allowed the famous Dent home run a year after pitching for the Bombers himself, jokingly accused Dent of using a corked bat during the at-bat.

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There were plenty of serious notes as well. Randolph, who hasn't managed since 2008 with the New York Mets, claimed that he would love the chance to manage again.

Read the full story http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1885134-new-york-yankees-core-four-1978-world-series-members-talk-past-and-future




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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




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