by admin ~ April 28th, 2009

Called “the most loyal fans any baseball team could ever ask for”, the Bleacher Creatures is a group of die-hard New York Yankees fans who will stop at no one and at nothing to cheer for their favorite baseball team of all time. They used to be found in section 39 and sometimes, 37 of the old Yankee Stadium, but just recently, they moved to Section 203 of the new Yankee Stadium.

Their loyalty and firm allegiance to the New York Yankees and their harshness towards opposing fans have made them a feared and respected group in the stadium by other baseball fans and the opposing team’s supporters but at times, acclaimed for being a Yankee player’s most favorite group of people.

Bleacher Creature tradition started sometime in the 1980’s and 1990’s when the tides were turning against the Yankees. The only two things that remained loud and grew louder and stronger were the Bleacher Creatures’ roll calls and cheers that provided the Yankees with moral support. Ali Ramirez, the forefather of the Creatures’ tradition would ring a cowbell to catch the attention of the other supporters and would lead them into cheering. When he died on the 9th of May in 1996, little did he know that his legacy would enforce the most loyal group of fans of all time.

Today, the Bleacher Creatures are getting ready for their move to Section 203 in the New Yankee Stadium and once they are there, get ready for more roll calls and more cheering. Opposing teams beware, the Bleacher Creatures won’t stop cheering on for their favorite baseball team and if you find yourself near them, get ready for some heavy jeering—they won’t stop till you get their message.

Photo credits: skyliner72, jim_who, and TimmyGUNZ