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Baseball has the Rally Mokey, Mr. Met, the Phillie Phanatic, and the Racing Sausages. There are nine professional sports teams in the New York market, and five do not have mascots: the Yankees, Jets, Giants, Knicks and Rangers. What about the Yankees? Why don’t they have a mascot? Some say the Yankees have an “unofficial” mascot, such as Freddy Sez but he’s not a real mascot. The Yankees Minor League affiliates actually have mascots, but there is no current mascot for the major league team. 

Well, the Yankees actually did have a mascot at one time and his name was Dandy. As Joseph M. Perello, vice president for business development for the Yankees said that as far as he knew, there was never a Yankees mascot. Lonn Trost agreed with him that the team never had one.

From 1979 to 1981, the Yankees had Dandy, who was a pinstriped character designed by Ms. Erickson. (Bonnie Erickson was part of a husband-and-wife team who ran a design and merchandising company) (more…)

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