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The New York Yankees Disrespected George Steinbrenner

inter-league play, the New York Yankees played the New York Mets in an annual exhibition game for the Mayor's Trophy. The proceeds went to charity, usually sandlot baseball.

Players on both teams didn't care much about winning the game. It was, after all, merely an exhibition game, but for the fans, it was much more, especially for one Yankees' fan.

George M. Steinbrenner became the principle owner of what had become New York's "other" team in 1973. His primary goal was to change that, which meant the Yankees had to be better than the Mets.

From 1974-76, the Yankees won the game, but the Mets won in 1977.

The 1978 game was played on April 27, at Yankee Stadium, before 9,792 fans who braved temperatures that dipped below ...

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