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SU Day at Yankee Stadium Draws Orange Fans to Support Our Time Has Come

More than 1,500 Syracuse University alumni and friends gathered at Yankee Stadium on June 24 to cheer the New York Yankees to victory over the Texas Rangers. From the opening pitch—thrown out by Orange men’s basketball coach Adrian Autry ’94—to the commemorative SU/Yankees bucket hats alumni received with their tickets, to the presence of Otto the Orange, Syracuse University spirit was well represented.

It was the second largest Syracuse contingent ever for the annual SU Day outing, held the last 12 summers alternately between Yankee Stadium and CitiField, home of the New York Mets. The outing has become so popular it has inspired similar events held by alumni clubs across the country to attend hockey, basketball and football games.

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Engagement (SU in NYC), this year’s SU Day at Yankee Stadium was a first-time collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Advancement, with a portion of proceeds—$5,760—supporting the Our Time Has Come Scholarship Program.

In addition to ticket sales, OTHC was supported through a pre-game picnic attended by 300 guests, including Coach Autry, assistant men’s basketball coach Allen Griffin, Kevin Richardson H’20, and photographer Alberto Lainez ’19, who captured images of the day.

“Following a week of rain, the sun held out and it was a beautiful afternoon,” says Miko Horn ’95, director of alumni events in the Office of Multicultural Advancement. “Alumni had a great time showing off their SU/Yankee spirit in their bucket hats and cheering the Yankees to a win.”