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He appeared in 12 out of 16 games as a catcher, with four stints as designated hitter. (Robert M. Pimpsner)


[From the Archives] Looking Back at Gary Sanchez’s time in Staten Island (Part 4)

I have spent a lot of time during this pandemic going through my photo archives.  I have decided to share some photos that you may have not have seen yet in several retrospectives. These photos are all mine and include many former Yankees prospects and players who eventually made it to the Major Leagues.

You can view Part 1 of this series here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.

In the summer of 2010, Gary Sanchez was a 17-year old who was in his first professional season. He ended the season with 16 games as the backstop for the Staten Island Yankees. (Robert M. Pimpnser)

Sanchez hit .278/.333/.426 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs, and 7 RBIs. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

He appeared in 12 out of 16 games as a catcher, with four stints as the designated hitter. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Sanchez is seen here having a conference with his Staten Island Yankees teammates in the dugout during a game. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Behind the plate, Sanchez showed off a powerful arm. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Gary Sanchez, Cito Culver, and Kelvin De Leon pose for a pre-game photo (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Sanchez’s time with the Staten Island Yankees may have been brief but it was memorable. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

Both of his home runs came at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

What will be the future for the young backstop? (Robert M. Pimpsner)

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