John Tredy of Ringwood, New Jersey is a seasoned executive with a team-mentality, focused on mentoring his peers, solving business challenges and generating sustainable growth to ensure long-term success. Outside of work, he’s an avid sports fan, fervently supporting the New York Yankees and New York Giants. He’s also a Knicks fan, but it’s been a little too painful to admit during an abysmal 2014-15 season.
Given his team-oriented mentality, it’s no surprise that John has always had a passion for sports. Growing up in the Tri-State Area, John played whatever sport was in season, but mostly baseball and football. In fact, John was selected to a little league all-star team and helped bring his team a regional championship. He split time between playing centerfield and first base, but preferred the ability to run and throw more in centerfield. After all, he always looked up to the Yankee legend Mickey Mantle.
In football, as you might expect of a center fielder, John liked playing the safety position in football. He also wanted to contribute on the offensive end, lining up behind the quarterback at the running back position. Some of his favorite players of NY Giants lore have been the warrior QB Y.A. Tittle, who led the Giants to the NFL Championship three years in a row and won the MVP in 1961 and 1963, and ferocious linebacker Lawrence Taylor, whom John watched revolutionize the position and play every game (and every day in practice) like it was his last.
Deciding to focus more on his studies as he approached college, John still continued following professional sports and attended as many games as possible. He’s been to countless Yankees and Giants games, both in the regular season and the postseason. He is one of the few who can say they were at the debuts of some of the more recently-minted Yankee legends: Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams.
John Tredy’s Favorite Sports Moments
One of the most powerful moments was at the final game of his favorite Yankee, the fiery right fielder Paul O’Neill, who, as he was taken off the field in the 9th inning, received a thunderous standing ovation, capping an illustrious career.
He’s also been to countless other gems in New York Yankees history like Roger Maris mashing his record-setting 61st home run, the perfect games of David Cone and David Wells, Greg Nettles’ incredible defense at third base during the 1978 World Series against the Dodgers, the Yankees’ Subway Series World Series victory against the Mets in 2000, and Mariano Rivera’s final game as the greatest closer in MLB history.
He also got to see many games of the 1998 Yankees, who set a record with 125 wins on their way to taking home the World Series. This is John Tredy’s New York sports blog where he’ll blog on the progress of the New York Yankees and Giants. Check out his other sites using the link in the sidebar.