Nassau Collegians Announce Ray Negron as 2022 Season Manager
dated Jan 1, 2022
We are proud to announce that we have hired Ray Negron, long time New York Yankee Special Assistant to George Steinbrenner III, and currently Special Assistant to NYY President, Randy Levine.
Ray began his baseball life as a Bat Boy for the N.Y. Yankees in 1973 hired directly by Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner.
Ray was then drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2nd round of the 1975 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase from New York City College of Technology (Brooklyn, NY) and played one season for the Gulf Coast League Pirates in Bradenton , FL.
Ray is a member of the International Latino Hall of Fame and the Ted Williams Hall of Fame for his humanitarian efforts with children around the country. Ray is an avid writer, publishing four children’s books. His first book, “The Boy of Steel” was #2 on the NY Times Bestseller List and is currently displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. His third book,”One Last Time: Goodbye to Yankee Stadium”, reached #1 on Amazon’s Bestseller List. In 2012, he published his memoirs “Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss” and co-wrote a children’s holiday book with Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. As a film producer, Ray developed the full-length animated feature film “Henry and Me”, about a boy’s magical journey as he battles cancer, based on his children’s books. Voices for the animation include Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper, Chazz Palminteri, Danny Aiello, Luis Guzman and Paul Simon. Ray is also the Associate Producer and co-stars in the film “Stano” starring Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello.
Additionally, Ray can be heard on weekends on IMPACT on ESPN Radio 1050am talking baseball and entertainment. His writes a weekly column for NY Sports Day, Newsmax and Baseball America.