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George Steinbrenner enters Yankee Stadium and is greeted by Reggie Jackson and Yogi Berra

Before the start of the 79th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, there was one surprise in a heavily scripted pre-game celebration. Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner made an appearance on the field, handing out the balls for the ceremonial first pitch. The Boss made his way from the outfield via golf cart and handed balls to Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra. This was a rare public appearance by Steinbrenner, who has remained outside the public eye for much of the past two years.