Officer George Brown who works the detail outside of Yankee Stadium was a Yankees bat boy when he was younger.
He's gone from Yankees pinstripes to NYPD blue.
George Brown lived out every boy’s fantasy as a bat boy for the New York Yankees — and he’s still living it as a police officer patroling the Stadium.
“It was a dream come true,” said Brown, 29, of his years tending the bats and playing catch with the right fielder between innings. “I prayed for it every night.”
Now, he’s among the 62 officers stationed at the ballpark during the season. But don’t think he sits around just watching games.
“When (people) find out I work at Yankee Stadium, I have to explain I work the perimeter,” Brown said. “In four years, I haven’t seen one pitch.”
In 1999, the persistent 15-year-old won the bat boy gig and got the callup. That’s when the seven-year roller coaster began.
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George Brown was a Yankee batboy during Bombers dynasty run in the late 90s.
The Bronx native threw the baseball with Paul O’Neill, went to parties at CC Sabathia’s house and joined the team in post-season celebrations. And he appeared in every team photo between 1999 and 2006.
The most meaningful moment came from his friendship with team captain Derek Jeter.
At one point, Brown was short on cash while attending Iona College — the bat-boy gig only paid around the minimum wage. Without hesitation, the shortstop sent a personal check to the school covering a semester.
Brown was at the Stadium Wednesday night, pulling for the Bombers against the Orioles.
“I feel confident they can pull it out this year,” he said.