The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News


First pitch on Monday: Mr. October

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 27, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Received this press release from the Yankees:

YANKEES TO PLAY FINAL HOME OPENER IN CURRENT YANKEE STADIUM

The New York Yankees will open the 2008 Championship Season – the 106th in franchise history and the 84th and final season at the current Yankee Stadium – on Monday, March 31 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m.

Originally constructed prior to the 1923 season, Yankee Stadium was remodeled in 1974 and 1975. The club will move into a new state-of-the-art Yankee Stadium across the street from the current Stadium in 2009.

Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson will throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch in a season that marks the 30th anniversary of the Yankees’ 1978 World Championship campaign. Public address announcer Bob Sheppard will not attend the game as he continues to recuperate from illness. His long-time backup, Jim Hall, will serve in his place.

In addition to the presentation of colors by the West Point Cadet Color Guard, a giant American flag will be unfurled in the outfield by 40 West Point cadets. The national anthem will then be sung by the United States Military Academy at West Point Cadet Glee Club. At the conclusion of the anthem, two U.S. Navy F-18 Hornets piloted by the Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (the Gladiators) will fly over the Stadium.

Pre-game ceremonies will begin at approximately 12:40 p.m. Gates will open at 11:00 a.m.

Comments

comments

 
 

Sponsored by:
 

Search

    Advertisement

    Follow

    Mobile

    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.

Advertisement

Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581