New Yorker Dan Fiorito itching to lead Staten Island Yankees

May 02, 2020 321

BY: George A. King III

Glance at Dan Fiorito’s bio in the Yankees’ media guide and it reads like a New York baseball love story. Born in Yonkers, where he still lives; Fordham Prep in The Bronx for high school; Manhattanville College in Purchase; four seasons as a Yankees minor league player; two as a coach and one as a manager in the Gulf Coast League.

The memories burned into his mind are of rooting for the Yankees at the previous Yankee Stadium and of Derek Jeter being his favorite player add to his New York vibe. Another New York chapter was ready to be written this summer when the 29-year-old Fiorito was going to manage the Staten Island Yankees.

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