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Yankee Gleyber Torres Helps Those Behind Scenes in Virus Fight

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Gleyber Torres gives an autographed baseball to a fan in a file photo. (Courtesy Ray Negron.)

By Tuesday, 26 May 2020 08:57 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Since this whole coronavirus situation has been going on, I have been explaining to budding Yankee superstar Gleyber Torres why players like him are better off being at home instead of going to some of the frontline places like hospitals etc. to give a helping hand. I told him that if some of the frontliners knew he was there that it would take away from the subject at hand, which is taking care of the sick people.

A lot of days he sees what is happening through my Instagram post and says that there has to be something that he can do. Over the last few weeks he has done videos and passed along words of encouragement.

This week, he went a step further by purchasing food to help feed many families, including some mothers and their kid,s who are, unfortunately put into shelters because of either abuse situations or just unfortunate economic scenarios.

This weekend, he even rewarded my volunteers at the food pantry where we distribute food, with a great pizza meal. The volunteers loved the pizza, but the fact that it was a reward from Gleyber meant the world to them.  It actually made them want to work harder.

The moms at the shelter were so happy that some cried because a New York Yankee actually gave a damn about them during these very tumultuous times, and I'm not just talking about the coronavirus situation.

At the end of the day, I just hope that Gleyber understands what he did and the impact that he has had with people and the impact that he can have in this world both as a New York Yankee and as a good person.

DIAMOND DUST ...

For this Memorial Day I want to thank former Yankee employee and U.S. Air Force serviceman Ken Fagan for his service to the Yankees because he went above and beyond the call of duty there. Ken knows what I'm talking about and George Steinbrenner would be proud.

I also want to thank him for his service to our country. Ken fought in two wars and flew on many combat missions. The Boss was very proud of that. I know how proud he was to know Ken Fagan.

Ray Negron is a sports executive with over 40 years of experience in baseball. His first job came from a chance encounter with George Steinbrenner as a youth. He has become an American film producer, a best-selling author, and a philanthropist. His memoir is entitled, "Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers." Read Ray Negron's Reports — More Here.

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