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Date: Friday, June 9, 2000
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MAYOR GIULIANI AND QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT SHULMAN
PLACE FRIENDLY WAGER ON YANKEES/METS SUBWAY SERIES
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Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and Queens Borough President Claire Shulman today
entered into a friendly wager on the outcome of this weekend's subway series
between their respective favorite baseball teams -- the New York Yankees and
the New York Mets. The teams will face off against one another in the first
of a three game series tonight at Yankee Stadium. The terms of the wager are
Should the Mets lose, Borough President Shulman will give the Mayor:
- An unspecified quantity of Italian ices from the famed Lemon Ice King
of Corona, located at 52-02 108th Street in Queens.
- Mama's special hero sandwiches from the popular Corona, Queens deli,
Leo's Latticini, located at 46-02 104th Street.
Should the Yankees lose, Mayor Giuliani will give Borough President Shulman:
"The prospect of a Yankees/Mets World Series has all New Yorkers eagerly
awaiting this weekend's three-game match-up between our home teams," said
Mayor Giuliani. "Although Claire Shulman and I each have our favorite team
-- and one of us will lose this friendly wager -- when it comes to the Mets and
Yankees, the entire City wins big. The Mets and Yankees are constant sources of
pride for sports fans and non-sports fans alike. Let's hope that the weekend showdown
between the Yankees and the Mets turns out to be a preview of this year's World
- An assortment of cheesecakes from S&S Cheesecakes, located at 222
West 238th Street in the Bronx.
- A gift basket containing an assortment of Stella D'oro cookies, which
have been manufactured at 184 West 237th Street in the Bronx since 1952.
Queens Borough President Shulman said, "We look forward to a great match-up
that will result in a victory for the Mets. Good weather, combined with good pitching,
will make for an exciting series for all New Yorkers. Let's go Mets!"
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