While every other team besides the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies were scheduled for July 4 baseball, the Yankees spent the off-day in Pittsburgh ahead of their two-game series against the Pirates. Despite having the holiday off, members of the Yankees decided to spend a portion of their day visiting the Roberto Clemente Museum.
The official Facebook page of the Museum stated that they were able to tell the Yankees players about Clemente’s story while thanking Yankee pitcher Jameson Taillon (a former Pirate) for setting up the visit.
Joining Taillon, fans can see fellow pitchers Nestor Cortes and Gerrit Cole, MVP candidate Aaron Judge and first baseman Anthony Rizzo, amongst other Yankee players.
While the Yankees were scheduled for an off-day, it’s nice to see the team recognize Clemente’s impact both on and off the field.
In the meantime, Happy Fourth of July