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Tomorrow, the New York Yankees will host a ceremony prior to the game to honor the 2009 World Champion ball club. The gates will open up to the fans at 11AM. (All Information Courtesy of the NY Yankees Official Website)

The Festivities begin at 12:15PM ET

  • World Series Rings will be handed out to the players and coaches by Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra.
  • The Ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by Bernie Williams. He will become the ninth ex-Yankee to throw an Opening Day first pitch.
  • Championship flags for each of the Yankees’ 27 WS titles will be on display, and it will encompass the roof of the entire Yankee Stadium.
  • Emmy & Tony Award winner Kristen Chenoweth will sing the national anthem. The colors will be represented by the West Point color guard.
  • A giant American flag will be unfurled in the outfield by the West Point Cadets
  • After the anthem, the Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12- a U.S. Navy Reserve fighter squadron. They are known as the “Fighting Omars,” and stand as one of the Navy’s two Reserve Hornet squadrons.), will execute a fly-over.
  • U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Mary May Messenger will perform “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch.

Hideki Matsui will be in attendance in an Angels uniform, and will probably get a well-deserved ovation. George M. Steinbrenner III is also planning to attend. According to George King, Gene Monahan will be there as well.

NYY vs. LAA: Pitching Matchup:

RHP Ervin Santana (0-1, 6.00) vs LHP Andy Pettitte (0-0, 1.50)

The game will start at 1:05PM ET. It will be televised on both the YES and MLB Network.

The Yankees ask their fans to please budget ample time when planning their trip to the Stadium and to consider using public transportation.


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