Yanks put costumes on the rookies

September, 23, 2012
9/23/12
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Mike Mazzeo
The Yankees are known as "The Evil Empire."

So it was only fitting that they hazed their rookies by making them wear Star Wars costumes leaving for a road trip after Sunday’s 5-4 loss to the A’s.

The roster (from left):

Mark Littlefield (training staff): Chewbacca
Adam Warren: Han Solo
David Phelps: Princess Leia
Joe Girardi
Melky Mesa: Darth Vader
Cody Eppley: Luke Skywalker
Kenji Nimura (Hiroki Kuroda’s translator): Yoda

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .277
HRM. Teixeira 20
RBIJ. Ellsbury 55
RB. Gardner 77
OPSB. Gardner .788
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135