Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Yankee Roll Call - Tribute to Babe Ruth - GREAT SHOW!!!

Yankee Roll Call - Tribute to Babe Ruth

Join Joe Castello and Paul Bauer as they explore the history and personality of baseball's greatest player. Babe's Granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti gives intimate details into her legendary Grandfather. A collect of baseball historians give their analysis of the Sultan of Swat with the ultimate goal of a commemorative statue of The Babe in New York City.

Guests include:

Linda Ruth Tosetti - Babe Ruth's Granddaughter

Tim Reid - Chairman of the Committee to Commemorate Babe Ruth

Bill Jenkinson, Babe Ruth historian, author of The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Homeruns and Baseball's Ultimate Power

Palmer Murphy, Baseball Hall of Fame sculptor

Brad Turnow, Baseball historian, UltimateYankees.com

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jeter named Beyond Sport ambassador

Jeter named Beyond Sport Ambassador
06/14/2010 12:29 PM ET
By Bailey Stephens / MLB.com

New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter added a new leadership role to his already vast range of philanthropic commitments on Monday and it could be one of his biggest yet.

Jeter was appointed an ambassador to Beyond Sport, a global intiative that aims to use the sports world to enact large-scale positive social change.

"The more we can highlight the important role that sport can play in creating positive social change and show the meaningful benefits it can bring, the more impact we can have on the lives of disadvantaged people all around the world," Jeter said in a written statement.

In his new role, Jeter will be charged with spreading the word about Beyond Sport and the message it promotes, that sports can be a vehicle to a high-impact and far-reaching change. He'll also serve as a judge in the final rounds for the Beyond Sport Award, which annually awards $1 million to the projects that are determined will best use sport to promote results in and around their own communities worldwide. Representing Major League Baseball, Jeter's appointment also shows the league's widespread support for Beyond Sport and its ideals.

"Beyond Sport's outreach is something that I firmly believe in, and I am proud to be able to play my part in helping to achieve those goals," the 11-time All-Star shortstop said.

Jeter joins 23 other world-class athletes and sports executives already working as ambassadors with Beyond Sport, including Olympic gold-medalist Michael Johnson, former women's soccer player Julie Foudy, and chairman of the 2012 London Olympics, Lord Sebastian Coe.

The veteran's newest philanthropic role adds to a long-running list of his commitments to positively impact the community. Among his greatest contributions is his own foundation, Turn 2. Jeter started the foundation, which focuses on turning to baseball as an alternative to drugs and alcohol, in 1996.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.