Attendees have been announced for the 70th annual Old-Timers' Day on June 12 at Yankee Stadium.Headliners for the event, the eighth since the new Stadium opened in 2009, include Hall of Famers Whitey Ford, Rich "Goose" Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson and Joe Torre. Former Yankees and current YES Network
Attendees have been announced for the 70th annual Old-Timers' Day on June 12 at Yankee Stadium.
Headliners for the event, the eighth since the new Stadium opened in 2009, include Hall of Famers Whitey Ford, Rich "Goose" Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson and Joe Torre. Former Yankees and current YES Network broadcasters David Cone, John Flaherty and Paul O'Neill also will be part of the festivities.
Three-time All-Star closer John Wetteland highlights the players making their Old-Timers' Day debut. The 1996 World Series Most Valuable Player will be joined by fellow first-timers Mariano Duncan, Bubba Crosby and Eddie Robinson.
Joining the former players on the field will be 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 Kay Murcer, widow of Bobby Murcer.
Gates open at 10 a.m. ET and fans are encouraged to be in their seats at 11:30 a.m. for the festivities, with the traditional game to follow before the Yankees' contest against the Tigers at 2:05 p.m. The pregame celebration will be aired on the YES Network.
Yankees Old-Timers' Day participants
Dr. Bobby Brown
Rich "Goose" Gossage
Gene "Stick" Michael
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