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Yankees Celebrate Old Timer’s Day Today [VIDEO]

The New York Yankees celebrate legends of the past this afternoon before today’s stars take the field against the White Sox.  An annual tradition in the Bronx, Old Timer’s Day will have us meet Hall of Famers we have only read about and watch a few players from our youth play a little ball in a nostalgic exhibition. 

Old Timer’s Day started back in 1947 and has carried on since.  Each year, roughly fifty former members of the Yankees have been invited back to reunite with former teammates and put on an exhibition game.  The game is great for former players who get to wear the pin stripes for one more time and for you and I who reminisce about guys we  idolized growing up.

As you may know, Monte is a huge Yankee fan.  It’s great to see the staples of Old Timer’s Day suit up and say hello to the crowd: Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and Don Larsen.  However, seeing guys from that 1996 championship team, the first I was able to see, is what I love.  Who doesn’t remember Charlie Hayes clinching that last out eh? Guys like Tino and Bernie.

The current Bronx Bombers take the field at 2:05 against the White Sox, but it’s at 11:15 AM when I’ll be tuning in – that’s when the Old Timer’s Day ceremonies start!

Check out the list of players scheduled to attend as listed on Yankees.com:

 

Luis Arroyo

Jesse Barfield

Yogi Berra

Ron Blomberg

Dr. Bobby Brown

Homer Bush

Jerry Coleman

David Cone

Bucky Dent

Al Downing

Brian Doyle

Cecil Fielder

Whitey Ford

Oscar Gamble

Jake Gibbs

Joe Girardi

Rich “Goose” Gossage

Ron Guidry

Charlie Hayes

Rickey Henderson

Sterling Hitchcock*

Arlene Howard

Helen Hunter

Reggie Jackson

Tommy John

Pat Kelly

Don Larsen

Graeme Lloyd

Hector Lopez

Jill Martin

Tino Martinez

Lee Mazzilli

Stump Merrill*

Gene Monahan*

Diana Munson

Kay Murcer

Matt Nokes*

Paul O’Neill

Joe Pepitone

Lou Piniella

Willie Randolph

Bobby Richardson

Mickey Rivers

Aaron Small

Mel Stottlemyre

Darryl Strawberry

Tanyon Sturtze*

Ralph Terry

Joe Torre

Bob Turley

Roy White

Bernie Williams

 

I can’t wait!  Who is your favorite Yankee of all-time?

 

 

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