On Wednesday, February 24, just after 3:00 pm, the 27th New York Yankee championship trophy arrived at Larchmont Village Hall. The trophy traveled up from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx accompanied by Yankee security personal.
Baseball fans were patiently lined up outside the court room on the stairs, down the steps and out the front double doors of Village hall waiting for the trophy’s scheduled appearance. The lobby was filled with people. Police estimate that between 500 to 800 trooped through the court room to view the trophy.
One person said he was from New Jersey and was visiting after a doctor’s appointment in New Rochelle.
The trophy had come to Larchmont in response to an appeal to the Yankee organization from Larchmont Detective James Cristiano on behalf of the Larchmont Police Benevolent Association (PBA).
PBA members P.O. Matt Irvine and Jeff Krahe stood guard in their honor guard uniforms. Many visitors asked if they were “Yankee Police.”
Det. Cristiano explained that they were “member of Larchmont’s Finest. “ Other PBA members who assisted were Lt. Antonino Rigano, Det. Rocco Greco, P.O. Mike Walsh and the department’s newest member, P.O. Richard O’Connell.
One young visitor, Johnny Proctor, comes from a Larchmont “mixed family.” According to Det. Cristiano, Johnny’s mother Diane, is a Yankee fan, and his father, Aaron is a “Sawx” fan.