The New York Yankees will return home tonight for the first of six games at Yankee Stadium this week. The stretch of games will feature a three-game series vs. the Houston Astros (Tuesday-Thursday, August 19-21) and a three-game set vs. the Chicago White Sox (Friday-Sunday, August 22-24).
The Yankees will host Joe Torre Day at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, August 23. As part of the ceremonies, Torre will have his uniform No. 6 retired and be honored with a Monument Park plaque. Family members, former players and other guests are expected to take part in the festivities. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats by noon.
Torre spent 12 seasons as Manager of the Yankees (1996-2007). He piloted the team to six World Series appearances (1996, '98-2001, '03) and four World Championships (1996, '98-2000). Torre compiled a 1,173-767-2 (.605) regular season record and a 76-47 (.618) postseason mark during his Yankees tenure, leading the club to the playoffs in each year that he managed the team. While with the organization, he went 21-11 in the World Series, 27-14 in the ALCS and 28-22 in the ALDS. His regular season wins total is second in club history to only Joe McCarthy, who went 1,460-867 (.627) over 16 seasons.
Ticket specials will run on Tuesday, August 19 (Military Personnel Game), Wednesday, August 20 (Military Personnel and Student Game), Thursday, August 21 (MasterCard half-price, Military Personnel and Senior Citizen Game) and Saturday, August 23 (Youth Game).
For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.
The homestand will also feature the following promotional items and dates:
- Tuesday, August 19 - Yankees vs. Astros, 7:05 p.m.
Yankees USB Car Charger Night, presented by Avis, to first 18,000 Guests, 21 and older.
- Wednesday, August 20 - Yankees vs. Astros, 7:05 p.m.
Joe Girardi Bobblehead Night, presented by AT&T, to first 18,000 Guests.
- Thursday, August 21 - Yankees vs. Astros, 1:05 p.m.
Masahiro Tanaka Poster Day, presented by Catch 24 Advertising, to first 18,000 Guests, 14 and younger.
- Friday, August 22 - Yankees vs. White Sox, 7:05 p.m.
Yankees Water Bottle Night, presented by Budweiser, to first 18,000 Guests, 21 and older.
- Sunday, August 24 - Yankees vs. White Sox, 1:05 p.m.
Yankees Hello Kitty Bobblehead Day, presented to first 18,000 Guests, 14 and younger.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.yankees.com, www.yankeesbeisbol.com, at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, via Ticketmaster phone at (877) 469-9849, Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327 and at all Ticket Offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops. Tickets may also be purchased on Yankees Ticket Exchange at www.yankees.com/yte, the only official online resale marketplace for Yankees fans to purchase and resell tickets to Yankees games. Fans with questions may call (212) YANKEES [926-5337] or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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