COMPLEX SAYS: While on his campaign to end apartheid in South Africa, the recently freed Nelson Mandela made one of his stops at Yankee Stadium. As he concluded his speech, Mandela had Mayor David N. Dinkins place a Yankees jacket on his shoulders, then donned a Yankees cap, saying: ''You now know who I am. I am a Yankee.'' One of the world's most prominent peace figures aligning himself with a franchise that would come to be known as the Evil Empire? We have no problems with it. FOH, jealous Mets fans.
Nelson Mandela Visits Yankee Stadium