Gates will open to the public at 12:30 p.m. and introductions are scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. with the traditional Old-Timers’ game to follow. The Yankees will then host the Los Angeles Angels at 3:55 p.m.
The Old-Timers are headlined by Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Wade Boggs, Whitey Ford, Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield and 2008 inductee Rich “Goose” Gossage. Joining the celebration are 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 Cora Rizzuto, widow of Phil Rizzuto.
Recently added to the Old-Timers roster are former Yankees Aaron Small, Mike Stanley and David Wells. The newcomers also include seven members of the 1996 World Championship club, including Yankees Special Assistant to the General Manager Tino Martinez, Pat Kelly, Jimmy Key, Graeme Lloyd, Ramiro Mendoza, Jeff Nelson and Tim Raines. Baseball’s all-time stolen base leader Rickey Henderson will make his first Old-Timers’ Day appearance at Yankee Stadium, along with current pitching coach Dave Eiland, former manager Buck Showalter and former coach Jeff Torborg. The first-timers are rounded out by Don Baylor, Tony Fernandez, Wayne Tolleson and current YES Network broadcaster Al Leiter.
Joining the rookie Old-Timers on the baselines will be over 50 additional former Yankees, including at least one player from each of the last 16 Yankees World Championship teams since 1947. This year’s ceremonies will mark the largest number of Yankees alumni in uniform for Old-Timers’ Day in the history of the event.
Current List of those Scheduled to Attend
(*Denotes First-Time Old-Timer; HOF=Hall of Famer)
Yogi Berra (HOF)
Wade Boggs (HOF)
Dr. Bobby Brown
Whitey Ford (HOF)
Rich “Goose” Gossage (HOF)
Ken Griffey, Sr.
Arlene Howard (widow of Elston)
Helen Hunter (widow of Jim)
Reggie Jackson (HOF)
Gene “Mickey” Klutts
Jill Martin (widow of Billy)
Diana Munson (widow of Thurman)
Cora Rizzuto (widow of Phil)
Bill “Moose” Skowron
Dave Winfield (HOF)
Wish I could go. I have Saturday home game season tickets but every year they don't give me old timers day, they give it to the Sunday home gamers, those bastards.