This press release from the Yankees:
The New York Yankees announced that more than 70 Old-Timers, including 18 first-time Old-Timers, are scheduled to attend the 62nd annual Old-Timersâ€™ Day at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, August 2. This season marks the final time that Old-Timersâ€™ Day festivities will take place at the current Yankee Stadium, as the club will move into the new Yankee Stadium across 161st Street in 2009.
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-Timersâ€™ 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 â€œGooseâ€ Gossage. Joining the celebration are the widows of five legendary Yankees â€” Arlene Howard, widow of Elston Howard; Helen Hunter, widow of Jim â€œCatfishâ€ 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. Baseballâ€™s all-time stolen base leader Rickey Henderson will make his first Old-Timersâ€™ 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 yearâ€™s ceremonies will mark the largest number of Yankees alumni in uniform for Old-Timersâ€™ 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 â€œGooseâ€ Gossage (HOF)
Ken Griffey, Sr.
Arlene Howard (widow of Elston)
Helen Hunter (widow of Jim)
Reggie Jackson (HOF)
Gene â€œMickeyâ€ Klutts
Jill Martin (widow of Billy)
Diana Munson (widow of Thurman)
Cora Rizzuto (widow of Phil)
Bill â€œMooseâ€ Skowron
Dave Winfield (HOF)
Where is Willie Randolph? No Bernie Williams, either. It would be shame if there wasn’t some sort of recognition of Bernie before they move into the new Stadium.
Seriously, Mickey Klutts? He played in eight games over three seasons and had 20 AB. So in 30 years we can expect a release announcing that Chris Basak will be coming back?