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:
Dr. Bobby Brown
Rich “Goose” Gossage
I can’t wait! Who is your favorite Yankee of all-time?