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NY Yankees' Minor League Coach Claims $10K World Series Ring Stolen by Women During Night of Partying

Patrick Danker (Official Website of the Staten Island Yankees) Official Website of the Staten Island Yankees

Patrick Danker (Official Website of the Staten Island Yankees)

Tampa, Fla. (CBS/WTSP)  The pitching coach for the Staten Island Yankees, Patrick Daneker, mixed booze, a hotel room and apparently, two hookers...and still managed to strike out, when the lovely ladies allegedly stole his $10,000 Yankees World Series ring and two cell phones.

The 34-year-old minor league pitching coach claims that two mini-skirted women he met at a Tampa bar threw him a curve ball after they came back to his room at the Holiday Inn Express on May 30, reports CBS affiliate WTSP.

Tampa police say Daneker and another coach, Carlos Chantres, met up with the women, who Chantres apparently knew, at the Blue Martini Bar, says WTSP.

Daneker told police that back in the room he "messed around" with the women, but later had a "lapse in memory" and couldn't recall precisely what took place.

According to the hotel clerk, Daneker arrived at the hotel around 3 a.m. with two females and took money out of the hotel ATM shortly thereafter. Fifteen minutes after Daneker withdrew the cash, the women left the hotel minus a pitching coach, but had the count in their favor.

In addition to the $10,000 World Series ring and the cell phones, the pitching coach also says he's missing $120; however, Daneker admits to being "extremely toxicated" and does not even remember going to the ATM.

The women are facing charges of grand theft, and Daneker, who is listed as married on the website for the A-level Staten Island Yankees, could not be reached for comment, according to the New York Daily News.

  • Caroline Black

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