Hundreds of fans were also there in support of local law enforcement, as the Yankees hosted Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Yankee Stadium. Fans traveled from as far away as Texas to watch the Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-2. They also saw a little more action that they had anticipated in the ninth inning as Red Sox DH David Ortiz was struck out with bases loaded, blowing a chance to tie or even win the game. An angry Ortiz, who had scored a home run in the first inning, immediately ran back on the field and accosted the umpire, giving everyone a story to take home that night.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund would like to thank the New York Yankees for the opportunity to share this game with the local law enforcement, their families and supporters. A special thanks to David Sibelman and the rest of the Group Sales & Service Department.
The Yankees will host another Law Enforcement Appreciation event on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Special discounted tickets will go on sale later this summer.