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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Friday, June 9, 2000

Release #218-00

 
Contact: Sunny Mindel/Curt Ritter (212) 788-2958
Bruce Brodoff 212/312-3523 (EDC)


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 as follows:

Should the Mets lose, Borough President Shulman will give the Mayor:

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 Series."

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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