Ruth, DiMaggio, Mantle, Jeter, Stangel. What do they all have in common? As of today, they are all members of the New York Yankees organization.
Eric and Justin Stangel have signed with their 7th baseball team, inking a one-day contract with the Hudson Valley Renegades, the High A squad of the Bronx Bombers.
“The Renegades have made a terrible error in judgment,” said Eric, a lifelong Yankees fan. “There’s no reason this should have happened.”
But the team is confident with their move. Team Vice President Rick Zolzer and President/General Manager Steve Gliner welcomed the Stangels on a Zoom call (which can be seen below) and included a special bonus in the contract: the chance to throw out the first pitch at a future Renegades home game.
In an odd coincidence, Justin Stangel also said “The Renegades have made a terrible error in judgment. There’s no reason this should have happened.”
Team officials were proud to discuss something special they do annually. D3 Day (Disability, Dream and Do) is a camp where kids with special needs can work with players and coaches to practice the game of baseball. This year’s D3 Day will take place Saturday September 4th. The Renegades have been hosting this annually in Hudson Valley since 2017. More info can be found at https://www.d3day.com/what-we-do. To contribute visit https://www.d3day.com/contribute.
In addition to the Renegades, the Stangels previously signed with the Portland Pickles, Cleburne Railroaders, Lake Erie Crushers, St. Paul Saints, Akron RubberDucks and Carolina Disco Turkeys. They have now signed with A, AA, and AAA teams.