MLB Opening Day: 8 Celebrities Who Cheer for the New York Yankees!

With the Major League Baseball 2022 season here, this series will take a look at what celebrities root for certain teams in the league. The last piece looked at the Red Sox. Let’s take a look at what celebrities will be cheering against the Sox for the New York Yankees. 

Denzel Washington

Washington grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. Safe to say he has always been a Yankees fan and a huge supporter!

Adam Sandler

Sandler is a New York native and has actively supported the team for a long time by attending games and sporting apparel.

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Spike Lee

Spike Lee is a well-known Yankees fan. Even the team tweets about his appearances with them.

Jay-Z

A New York native, the rapper has been to multiple Yankees games and frequently wears a Yankees hat when he is out.

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Steve Schirripa

Schirripa has starred in a few New York-based films and it is very apparent that he has a strong New York accent. The actor has been seen out at Yankees games and has publicly talked about his support for them. He even tells a story about switching from the Mets to the Yankees.

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal is set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in New York on Opening Day. Crystal has had long-term involvement with the team and was close with former manager, Joe Torre.

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Jonas Brothers

Nick and his brothers have been seen at multiple games. Nick even participated in a softball classic where he sported his team’s logo.

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Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson is a die-hard Yankees fan as a New Jersey native. The actor and filmmaker even enjoyed a game with fellow fan, Adam Sandler.

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The Yankees begin their season against their rivals, the Boston Red Sox on Friday, April 8th in New York. Stay tuned for more celebrities and their favorite teams!

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Tori Murphy

Tori Murphy is a junior at Penn State University studying Public Relations with a minor in Sports Studies.