Jacoby Ellsbury makes strong debut with New York Yankees

Jacoby Ellsbury in his Nike N7 gear. Photo from Twitter

Navajo baseball star Jacoby Ellsbury made his debut with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

With a triple and a two-run double, Ellsbury helped lead the Yankees to a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. But there were reports of boos in Fenway Stadium -- Ellsbury used to play for Boston before he signed a $153 million deal with New York.

“To say, if I was a young kid, ‘Hey, you’re going to put on two uniforms. You’re going to put on a Boston Red Sox uniform and a New York Yankees uniform.’ I’d say that’s pretty special,” Ellsbury told the Associated Press.

Ellsbury is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. He is Navajo, one of the four tribes in CRIT.

Get the Story:
Former Red Sox CF Ellsbury gets mixed reception (AP 4/22)
Ellsbury booed in Fenway return (ESPN 4/23)

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Dan Shaughnessy: Jacoby Ellsbury hears boos in Fenway return (The Boston Globe 4/23)

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