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Jerry Springer owes his life to New York Yankees

Updated: May 4, 2011, 12:11 PM ET
By Thomas Neumann

Jerry Springer might not be here today if not for the New York Yankees.

The famed talk show host and former politician has pledged his baseball allegiance to the Bronx Bombers ever since they saved his skin -- albeit indirectly -- as a 6-year-old in Queens, N.Y.

"I live and die with the Yankees," Springer told Page 2 on a recent visit to ESPN headquarters. "That's my greatest passion."

But Springer almost never made it to Yankee Stadium. He almost ...

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