Yankees to hold 70th annual Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium
The New York Yankees today announced the roster of former Yankees who will be on hand at the 70th annual Old-Timers' Day on Sunday, June 12, at Yankee Stadium - the eighth Old-Timers' Day at the current Yankee Stadium.
Fans are asked to be in their seats at 11:30 a.m. for the festivities with the traditional Old-Timers' game to follow. All of the pregame celebrations will be aired exclusively on the YES Network. The Yankees will then host the Detroit Tigers at 2:05 p.m., also airing on YES. Gates will open to ticket-holding fans at 10:00 a.m.
The Old-Timers are headlined by Hall of Famers Whitey Ford, Rich "Goose" Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson and Joe Torre. Former Yankees and current YES Network broadcasters David Cone, John Flaherty and Paul O'Neill will also be part of the festivities.
Three-time All-Star closer John Wetteland, who won the 1996 World Series MVP Award while helping the Yankees to their 23rd World Series title, will make his Old-Timers' Day debut, alongside 1996 teammate Mariano Duncan, as well as Bubba Crosby and Eddie Robinson.
Joining the Hall of Famers and former Yankees on the field will be the widows of five legendary Yankees-Arlene Howard, widow of Elston Howard; Helen Hunter, widow of Jim "Catfish" Hunter; Jill Martin, widow of Billy Martin; Diana Munson, widow of Thurman Munson; and Kay Murcer, widow of Bobby Murcer.
List of those Scheduled to Attend
Dr. Bobby Brown
Rich "Goose" Gossage
Arlene Howard (widow)
Helen Hunter (widow)
Jill Martin (widow)
Gene "Stick" Michael
Gene Monahan (Trainer)
Diana Munson (widow)
Kay Murcer (widow)