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1994 After a long campaign by Yankee fans, including owner George Steinbrenner, the Veterans Committee elects Phil Rizzuto to the Hall of Fame, along with the posthumous selection of Leo Durocher. The former infielder and current television broadcaster's enshrinement causes much debate, given the borderline career stats became especially important to his supporters when Pee Wee Reese, a similar-styled shortstop of the rival crosstown Brooklyn Dodgers, was inducted in 1984.
2005 After winning an auction for its one-day naming rights, Kerry Konrad originally planned to change the Fleet Center's name to honor Yankee captain Derek Jeter, but agrees to rename the Boston arena as the 'Jimmy Fund Center'. The New York fan's change of heart is prompted by a friend's offer of an additional $6,275 for the childhood cancer charity, bringing the total amount to $8,600, reflecting the 86 years between Red Sox World Championships.

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