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With the Cliff Lee saga, the passing of Bob Sheppard and George Steinbrenner, this press release concerning Old-Timers Day was buried under all of it. For those planning on attending, this is a must-read. I just purchased tickets to the game, and it will be a Yankee first for me. It should be a great experience.

Press release from the New York Yankees:

The New York Yankees announced today that seven members of the 1950 World Championship team will be on hand at the 64th annual Old-Timers’ Day on Saturday, July 17, at Yankee Stadium. Introductions are scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. with the traditional Old-Timers’ game to follow, both of which will be aired exclusively on the YES Network. The Yankees will then host the Tampa Bay Rays at 4:05 p.m., airing on FOX.

The Old-Timers are headlined by seven members of the Yankees’ 1950 World Series-winning club, including Hall-of-Famers Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford, as well as Jerry Coleman, Don Johnson, Duane Pillette, Charlie Silvera and Hank Workman. For Johnson, Pillette and Workman, this year will mark their first Old-Timers’ Day appearances. Dr. Bobby Brown, Ralph Houk and Fred Sanford were invited, but will not be able to attend the event.

Also in attendance will be Hall of Famers Rich “Goose” Gossage and Reggie Jackson, along with 2009-inductee Rickey Henderson. In addition, Cecil Fielder will make his Old-Timers’ Day debut.

Joining the Hall-of-Famers and members of the 1950 Yankees club on the baselines will be more than 30 additional former Yankees and the widows of four legendary Yankees—Arlene Howard, widow of Elston Howard; Helen Hunter, widow of Jim “Catfish” Hunter; Kay Murcer, widow of Bobby Murcer; and Diana Munson, widow of Thurman Munson.

Those scheduled to attend: Luis Arroyo, Jesse Barfield, Yogi Berra, Ron Blomberg, Homer Bush, Rick Cerone, Chris Chambliss, Horace Clarke, Jerry Coleman, David Cone, Bucky Dent, Al Downing, Brian Doyle, Mike Easler, Dave Eiland, Cecil Fielder*, Whitey Ford, Oscar Gamble, Joe Girardi, Rich “Goose” Gossage, Ron Guidry, Charlie Hayes, Rickey Henderson, Arlene Howard, Helen Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Don Johnson*, Pat Kelly, Don Larsen, Hector Lopez, Lee Mazzilli, Gene Michael, Diana Munson, Kay Murcer, Jerry Narron, Jeff Nelson, Graig Nettles, Joe Pepitone, Duane Pillette*, Mickey Rivers, Charlie Silvera, Bill “Moose” Skowron, Aaron Small, Mel Stottlemyre, Ralph Terry, Mike Torrez, Bob Turley, Roy White, and Hank Workman* (*First-Time Old-Timer)

I’m sure that there will also something special planned for both Bob Sheppard and George Steinbrenner.

Courtesy of the NY Daily News

Courtesy of the NY Daily News

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