The New York Yankees have reached an agreement with an iconic hip hop group to highlight the success of their dominant relievers.
The Associated Press reports the Yankees are now selling “NO RUNS DMC” T-shirts for $39.99 in honor of their bullpen trio Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, and Aroldis Chapman. The team reached a licensing deal with Run DMC to produce the shirts which reference the hip hop group.
Here’s the description of the shirt per the AP:
“The mostly navy shirts feature the initials of the relievers — the first name of Betances and the last names of Miller and Chapman — with lettering in white and “NO” and their uniform numbers boxed in red. The other side has the three members of Run-D.M.C. — Jam Master Jay, Darryl McDaniels and Joseph Simmons — silhouetted in white with a lighter blue Yankees “NY” logo backdrop.”
The t-shirt sounds like a must have for Yankees fans who want to show some respect to their great bullpen.
The trio has been outright dominant for New York this season. Andrew Miller has posted seven saves and a 1.01 ERA in 26 appearances, along with 48 strikeouts in 26.2 innings. Betances has a 3.34 ERA in 30 appearances, with 57 strikeouts in 29.2 innings. Chapman, now the closer since being reinstated following his offseason suspension, has 11 saves and a 1.93 ERA in 15 games, with 21 strikeouts in 14 innings. The group has dominated late innings. There’s no tougher late-inning bullpen in the league.
It’s a great way for New York to show some love to its relievers, who don’t always get the accolades they deserve. Getting Run DMC to license the shirts in association with the Yankees is fitting and a nice touch.
[Image via Frank Franklin II/Associated Press]