The New York Yankees aren't standing for Kate Smith's version of "God Bless America."
Want to know why? It's not too much of a stretch.
We saw that "God Bless America" and Kate Smith are all over the news today, so here's the latest on why.
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"The Yankees have taken a stand against racism for their seventh-inning stretch."
Yankees have cut Kate Smith’s famous “God Bless America” from their rotation. I found out why. https://t.co/4p46TYel6z— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) April 18, 2019
The Yankees have stopped playing Kate Smith's rendition of "God Bless America" after learning of her history of potential racism https://t.co/zY70NIMD3X— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 18, 2019
I’m so used to working at Yankee Stadium that last week in Houston I instinctively stood up during the 7th inning stretch for “God Bless America" and realized after a few seconds I was standing for the Whataburger “Deep In the Heart of Texas” singalong.— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) April 16, 2019
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For those wondering why #Yankees decided to get rid of Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America,’ it’s because the team was “made aware of Smith’s history of potential racism,” per @SBondyNYDN. https://t.co/FBElHu2iNq— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) April 18, 2019
The Yankees aren’t standing beside her…— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 18, 2019
Kate Smith’s 1939 recording of “God Bless America” was ditched altogether this season, replacing Smith’s rendition with different versions of the song.https://t.co/YFDvx2Mm5v
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