08. Yankees show life; Topping with big announcement

24m | May 26, 2021

The Yankees began showing some life, after sputtering at the start of a brief, two-game road trip to Cleveland. Roger Maris seemed to be finding his home run stroke.

Off the field, a fan found a $50,000 check the Yankees had sent out west. Meanwhile co-owner Dan Topping had a big announcement about an exhibition game and at the same time dug deep into his and co-owner Del Webb's wallet to dole out their biggest signing bonus in the ball club's history.

Maybe Topping and Webb were being generous. As the weather warmed, the turnstiles were beginning to click at Yankee Stadium.

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