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El Duque to debut at Old-Timers' Day on June 23

El Duque to debut at Old-Timers' Day on June 23

El Duque to debut at Old-Timers' Day on June 23

OAKLAND -- Nearly 50 former players will be on hand for the 67th annual Old-Timers' Day ceremonies on June 23 at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees announced Thursday, with the Old-Timers headlined by Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Rich "Goose" Gossage, Rickey Henderson and Reggie Jackson.

Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, who helped lead the Yankees to three consecutive World Series titles from 1998-2000, will make his Old-Timers' Day debut along with Brian Dorsett, John Flaherty, Todd Greene, Scott Kamieniecki and Andy Phillips.

Former Yankees and current YES Network broadcasters David Cone, Paul O'Neill and Lou Piniella will also join in on the festivities, which are scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. ET before the Yankees' game against the Rays.

Gates will open to ticket-holding guests at 10 a.m., and fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 11 a.m. for the festivities.

Joining the Hall of Famers and former Yankees on the baselines will be the widows of five legendary Yankees -- Arlene Howard (Elston Howard), Helen Hunter (Jim "Catfish" Hunter), Jill Martin (Billy Martin), Diana Munson (Thurman Munson) and Kay Murcer (Bobby Murcer).

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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