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Posted December 11, 2013 by Luis Mercado in Sports
 
 

Nelson Mandela To Be Honored With Plaque At Yankee Stadium [Video]

The New York Yankees will honor the life of Nelson Mandela by giving him a plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.

According to the team, his dedication will take place during the Jackie Robinson Day this year on April 15.

Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner released the statement below.

“Nelson Mandela’s visit was a transcendent moment in the history of the original Yankee Stadium. We want this plaque to be an everlasting tribute to his indomitable spirit and unfailing dignity.”

Check out video of a previous visit to Yankee Stadium below.