October 1, 2022
Yankees' Twitter account eschews game updates to talk gun violence

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees joined the Rays in using their social media channels to “offer facts about the impacts of gun violence” instead of game coverage during Thursday’s game between the two teams.

The move was made in response to “the devastating events that have taken place in Uvalde [Texas], Buffalo and countless other communities across our nation.”

“Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns, and more than 200 are shot and injured,’ the team tweeted, adding that “Firearms were the leading cause of death for American children and teens in 2020.”

On Wednesday, the Yankees and Orioles held a moment of silence at Yankee Stadium to honor to victims of the shooting at Robb Elementary School, leaving 19 children and two school teachers dead.

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