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Yanks to honor Nelson Mandela

Updated: December 9, 2013, 5:22 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The New York Yankees will honor Nelson Mandela with a plaque in Monument Park to commemorate the late South African leader's memorable visit to New York in 1990.

After being released from a South Africa prison, Mandela donned a Yankees hat and jacket at a rally at the old stadium and declared, "You know who I am. I am a Yankee."

Mandela died at 95 last week.

According to Hector Figueroa, the president of the Service Employees International ...

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