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Yankees Universe is a charity that supports the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Created by the wife of New York Yankees President Randy Levine, the program raises money for the New York Yankees Universe fund. Proceeds for the fund are generated by donations and the sale of Yankees Universe t-shirts, and this money is made available to the cancer center. According to the MSKCC web site, the proceeds "go directly to support pediatric cancer research and care, helping to contribute to advancements in the treatment of children with cancer."

The shirts have become popular with Yankees fans and have raised money for Sloan-Kettering.

Since the inception in April 2006 the phrase has gained some popularity appearing in blogs and in the press in New York such as in the New York Post, May 2007: "Roger Clemens pitches well nobody will criticize him for coming and going in the Yankees' Universe". However, the phrase has been found in the popular press at least as early as 2001.[1] As a result, some fans now consider "Yankees Universe" the unofficial name of the Yankee fanbase, as the team has a nationwide following and often attracts large crowds of its own fans at other Major League ballparks, especially Baltimore, Tampa Bay and Seattle.

Famous Yankee fans

Several celebrities are members of Yankee Universe, including:

References

  1. ^ New York Times, "Yankees' Universe Has Two El Duques", June 16, 2000
  2. ^ http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090812&content_id=6390064&c_id=la&vkey=news_la
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/sports/football/28rhoden.html
  4. ^ http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/ats/entertainment/article_5f497d06-45cd-5004-8a66-acc58cda15dd.html
  5. ^ http://www.capitate.co.uk/Celeb%20pics/yankees-gandolfini.jpg
  6. ^ http://imagecloset.com/2/2a7de5a3786ae56083286e5818277952/nas2.jpg
  7. ^ http://www.latinrapper.com/features_hector_el_father.jpg
  8. ^ http://sohhdotcom.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/08/29/fatjoe20080829300x300.jpg
  9. ^ http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_l8xeX8k9lgo/SINu8Dx_LuI/AAAAAAAAEQo/DzULavVYsOk/s400/team+jordan+party+for+jeter+7.14+fabolous.jpg
  10. ^ http://www.superiorpics.com/wenn_album/LL_Cool_J_-_marriage_trouble/LL_Cool_J_001_190808.jpg
  11. ^ http://nahright.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/jadakiss-attends-gshock-shock-the-world-august-5-2009.jpg
  12. ^ http://www.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1.1438849.1252677685!image/1430858531.JPG_gen/derivatives/display_600/1430858531.JPG
  13. ^ http://www.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1.1438849.1252677685!image/1430858531.JPG_gen/derivatives/display_600/1430858531.JPG
  14. ^ http://www.popsugar.com/5007769
  15. ^ http://www.bullz-eye.com/television/interviews/2009/adam_richman.htm
  16. ^ http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/06/10/alg_jlo_arod.jpg
  17. ^ http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091017&content_id=7479982&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy
  18. ^ http://www.latina.com/files/0928sonia_article.jpg

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