From LatinoSports.com -
Ray Negron, longtime baseball executive and currently special advisor to the New York Yankees recently announced publication of his children’s book, “The Boy of Steel.”
At a press conference with the Hispanic media last week, Ray appeared with Yankee sensation Robinson Cano. The slugging second baseman features prominently in Negron’s book, as well as in the Bronx Bombers’ pursuit of a championship this year.
Negron explained how Former Yankee Ruben Sierra frequently went to see kids in the hospital. When Robbie joined the team, Ruben asked him to come along. “I was interested to see if Cano would keep coming back and he did,” Negron observed.
Cano was able to relate to and connect with these children facing life and death challenges; he had an instant rapport with these kids. During one of these visits coordinated by Negron, the Yankee front office man observed an exchange between the ballplayer and a seriously ill young boy.
“The back and forth between Robbie and the child was unbelievable. But unfortunately, this boy did not make it. That’s cancer; some make it, some do not,” Negron noted.
The night he died, Negron talked with the parents, and they recounted Cano’s visit with their son, and how happy it made the young man. “The next morning when I woke up, this book was there. It was something that was just God given,” Negron said.
Nice story. Great guy.