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Yankee Heads South To Endorse Giuliani

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From CBS News' Ryan Corsaro:\

ORLANDO, FLA. -- New York Yankees centerfielder Johnny Damon is endorsing Rudy Giuliani's candidacy for president, according to a campaign aide.

He is scheduled to appear with the former mayor at a rally in Orlando this morning.

Damon, as baseball fans know well, helped the 2004 Boston Red Sox win their first World Series in over eighty years before signing with their arch-rival, the Yankees, after that World Series win.

Once famous for his "Christ-like" look during his tenure with the Red Sox, the longtime bearded Damon went clean-shaven to comply with Yankee's strict policy on facial hair.

Giuliani -- a Yankees fan since his boyhood in Brooklyn -- has pledged that if he becomes president, he will invite the Yankees to the White House pending a future World Series win.