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This Day in Yankees History
February 10th

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1971 The Yankees announce Bill White will join Phil Rizzuto and Frank Messer on the WPIX broadcast team, becoming the first black to do play-by-play regularly for a major-league baseball team. The former All-Star first baseman will stay in the booth for 18 seasons, leaving in 1989 to serve as president of the National League.
2005 In his first public appearance since his involvement with PEDs became public, Bronx Bombers first baseman Jason Giambi apologizes to his teammates, Yankee fans, and baseball fans everywhere for letting them down last season. The All-Star slugger never uses the word steroids when he accepts full responsibility for the controversy.

"There was an honest and frank discussion on all of the issues. As far as the Yankees are concerned, the next step is to play baseball in spring training" - text from a joint statement released by the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez.

At a meeting initiated by Alex Rodriguez, the much-maligned Yankee slugger apologizes to the team's front office for the turbulence which has swirled around the organization during the last few years, according to a joint statement released by the team and the player. The attendees for the 'honest and frank discussion' of the issues included managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, club president Randy Levine, general manager Brian Cashman, assistant GM Jean Afterman, and Jim Sharp, A-Rod's legal counsel.

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