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The latest Old-Timers Day roster

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Jul 16, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I know that many of you have asked for details on Old-Timers Day, which will be held on Saturday. Here’s the latest info on timing of events as well players expected to attend.

Gates will open to ticket-holding fans at 12:30 p.m. with introductions scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. and the traditional Old-Timers’ game immediately to follow. Monument Park will close to fans at 3:15 p.m.

The Yankees will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Yankees’ 1950 World Championship team. The seven members of the World Series-winning club in attendance — Hall-of-Famers Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford, as well as Jerry Coleman, Don Johnson, Duane Pillette, Charlie Silvera and Hank Workman — will wear replica 1950 uniforms.

In addition, Jill Martin, widow of former Yankees player and manager Billy Martin, will join the widows of four other 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, among the honorees.

List of those Scheduled to Attend (*Denotes First-Time Old-Timer)

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

**List of Old-Timers in attendance is subject to change**

 
 

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72 Responses to “The latest Old-Timers Day roster”

  1. Drew July 16th, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Is that even enough people to play in the game?

  2. Guy Incognito July 16th, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Drew:

    Sure it is. Kay Murcer has a hellacious curveball and I heard that Yogi Berra has been working out in the Dominican with A-Rod’s cousins :D

  3. Rick July 16th, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Boston has played 47 of it’s scheduled 81 home games with 34 left to play. They have 39 road games still to play.

  4. Howe and Faar July 16th, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Aaron Small, Jesse Barfield, Homer Bush, Charlie Hayes…was Alvaro Espinoza not available?

  5. Erica in NY July 16th, 2010 at 9:17 am

    A little suprised by the lack of Willie Randolph and Paul O’Neill

  6. Jeter's Edge (In Blaz'n Copper!) July 16th, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Where is Tino, Bernie, Paul O’Niel?

  7. SAS July 16th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Erica,

    With George’s passing, I have a feeling some of the missing guys will be there unless they had plans to be on vacation. I hope so anyway

  8. Erica in NY July 16th, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Spending the day (and evening) at the beach-

    Enjoy the day everyone!

  9. GreenBeret7 July 16th, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Willie Randolph is coaching for Milwaukee.

  10. Erica in NY July 16th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    GreenBeret7 July 16th, 2010 at 9:22 am
    Willie Randolph is coaching for Milwaukee.
    ***************

    I didn’t know that. That explains it.

    Okay.. bye now!

  11. lolwut July 16th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Big Cecil is comin’. YES.

  12. GreenBeret7 July 16th, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I love OTD, but, they made a change a while back that changed it that took a little luster away from it, especially after the Yankee greats started passing from the scene. They used to bring in a lot of the old time greats from other teams like Bob Feller, Nellie Fox, Bill Mazeroski, etc. Those made for a great show.

  13. Chip July 16th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Randolph has a game in Milwaukee; Bernie is overseas on a music tour. Not sure why no Tino, Paulie, Boomer Wells, or Straw for that matter.

  14. CountryClub July 16th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    The guys from the 90′s were all invited. They chose not to come for one reason or another.

  15. Headley Lamar July 16th, 2010 at 9:43 am

    No Ed Whitson????

  16. Dan July 16th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Where’s Moose?

  17. blake July 16th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    GB,

    Were you able to catch any of Brackmans’s outing last night? If so whatd you think?

  18. gayle July 16th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Boomer Wells is playing in a golf tournament in San Diego. Dont know why no Paulie or Tino. Tino in fact has been absent as far as I can tell he has not dont any YES games in a very long time (although I am not complaining about that think he his not very good on the broadcast)

    There are always a few surprise guests on OTD that they do not announce so will be interesting to see if there are any this year.

  19. Jim July 16th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Is Cecil Fielder the most unheralded key to the most recent Yankee dynasty or what? The ’96 Yanks had a little punch but they didn’t have a single feared batter in the middle of their lineup and it seemed once Fielder was added everyone else became more dangerous because they finally had someone opposing pitchers had to pitch around. In my opinion he was a vital addition and there is no championship in ’96 without him.

  20. Jim July 16th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Makes you wonder with Steinbrenner dead if a lot of players will now lose their link to the Yankee past. If you think about it, who are they coming back to see if not Steinbrenner who is at least one person who will remember every detail of their duration and accomplishments with the Yankees. Hopefully it won’t be the same as never seeing the cousins again after all the grandparents are dead.

  21. Chip July 16th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Boomer Wells is playing in a golf tournament in San Diego. Dont know why no Paulie or Tino. Tino in fact has been absent as far as I can tell he has not dont any YES games in a very long time (although I am not complaining about that think he his not very good on the broadcast)
    ——————————

    Maybe Tino’s trying to distance himself from the on the field stuff and focus on his desire to be an executive.

    No Al Leiter or John Flaherty either – kind of odd considering that they’re YES men.

  22. Andrew July 16th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Aaron Small, remember when he and Shawn Chacon got the Yankees into the playoffs? That was a weird year.

  23. damon (think 28) July 16th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Where’s Mussina?

    Fanhouse has a good article, on why not to expect Theo to go all out at the trade deadline, it’s called CBT=Luxury Tax, THEY WANT TO AVOID IT ~
    That means no Werth, or DeJesus to the sox.

  24. blake July 16th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Axisa has an article up over at RAB about trading for Adam Dunn. If he’s right and he could be had for something like McAllister and Adams then I’d have to consider that one.

  25. GreenBeret7 July 16th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    blake July 16th, 2010 at 9:45 am
    GB,

    Were you able to catch any of Brackmans’s outing last night? If so whatd you think?

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Yeah, I listened to the game. It wasn’t televised. They had him in the mid-90s, with a sharp curve. The problem was that he couldn’t keep it in the strike zone. When it was, he was nearly unhittable. Clearly his best AA start. He’ll be fine, though. That’s a pretty big jump to make.

  26. New Yankee stadium July 16th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Does anyone else feel that Old Timer’s Day is completely irrelevant now that the Yankees moved to a new stadium? Last year, there was barely anyone in attendance, and the place was dead quiet. All those players NEVER played in this stadium. I wish I could talk to these players and see what their true feelings are of the new stadium.

  27. blake July 16th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    “Yeah, I listened to the game. It wasn’t televised. They had him in the mid-90s, with a sharp curve. The problem was that he couldn’t keep it in the strike zone. When it was, he was nearly unhittable. Clearly his best AA start. He’ll be fine, though. That’s a pretty big jump to make.”

    Yea, I just saw the box score…Sounds like he had a little command issue last night but the 5 K’s and 3 hits in 5 innings would also indicate that he was missing some bats….Sounds like he’s starting to put things together.

  28. gayle July 16th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    George has not been around for OTD in years so do not think that will have an effect at all. The Yankees organization knows how important OTD is (they are the only team that still does it) and how important it was to GMS. It will never change. If you think about it the best OTD was the last year at the Old Stadium almost everyone came back. I think as people get older it is harder for them to come although I am somewhat surprised by the lack of 90′s players

  29. tala08 July 16th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    “Does anyone else feel that Old Timer’s Day is completely irrelevant now that the Yankees moved to a new stadium?”

    Just my opinion…nope.

  30. CountryClub July 16th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    The Old Timers don’t come back to celebrate a stadium….they come back to celebrate the fact that they were Yankees.

  31. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 16th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    The 90s guys may not feel like they’re “old” timers.

  32. pat July 16th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I go to my high school and college reunions to see old friends not the Principal.

    Same thing I would suppose with why guys go back for Old Timers Day.

    George hasn’t been there for awhile so I doubt that would affect attendance negatively.

    Wonder if Tino is absent to attend the service for George in Tampa.

  33. New Yankee stadium July 16th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    # CountryClub July 16th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    The Old Timers don’t come back to celebrate a stadium….they come back to celebrate the fact that they were Yankees.

    —————————————————–

    Playing in the old Stadium was more about being a Yankee than just about anything else. The new stadium is eerily quiet, and does not have the “butterflies in your stomach” feeling that the old Stadium had.

  34. HenryfromDC July 16th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Didn’t Dave Winfield used to come to OTD? Just saw him in the All-Star Celebrity Game this past week. Of course, no Mattingly either. What about Rickey?

  35. lolwut July 16th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    So you’re saying they should have kept the old stadium up for the sole purpose or playing Old Timer’s Day? Or that they never should have made the New Yankee Stadium?

    Either way, you’re an idiot.

  36. upstate kate July 16th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    so the games played on the road were not part of being a Yankee…only the games played at YS?

  37. HenryfromDC July 16th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Hmm, only 48 on this year’s roster. In 2008 for the last year in the old stadium, it was 70, including 18 new ones.

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

  38. upstate kate July 16th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I would think that you would have a big turn out for the closing of the old stadium, being it was the last year…why is there so much concern over how many old timers show up? It isn’t like you attend a HS/college/family reunion every year.

  39. Rishi July 16th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    haven’t been around much lately, so i’m not sure if this has been posted…but it’s a great read:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo....._link.html

  40. New Yankee stadium July 16th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    lolwut July 16th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    So you’re saying they should have kept the old stadium up for the sole purpose or playing Old Timer’s Day? Or that they never should have made the New Yankee Stadium?

    Either way, you’re an idiot.

    ————————–

    No, I don’t think they should have kept the old Stadium up for the sole purpose of playing OTD. Only an idiot would think that. I am saying that they should have at least explored the possibility of renovating the old Stadium again. The Yankees lost an enormous part of their history when the old Stadium came down. The common and tangible thread that linked Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter was destroyed for greed; it was extremely short-sighted and will be looked upon as a huge mistake in the future.

    ______________________________________________________________________

    upstate kate July 16th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    so the games played on the road were not part of being a Yankee…only the games played at YS?

    ————————–

    No, I am not saying that at all. All I am saying is that the Yankee organization tossed some of the greatest history of this country into the garbage for one thing: greed. Those in charge will be looked upon as criminals and complete morons in the future.

  41. Bob July 16th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I like the garlic fries at Yankee stadium. Very delicious.

  42. upstate kate July 16th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Well you are certainly entitled to your opinion, and I know you are not alone in that thought. I really didn’t care either way about building a new stadium, but here are some of my thoughts:
    Even the old YS was renovated several times, so it wasn’t really the original stadium that Ruth built.
    The Yankee organization wanted to provide their players and fans w/ a first class, state of the art stadium, which they have done.
    As Jeter said, its up to the fans to bring the memories across the street, and I think they have. And, as a Jeter fan, I am glad he has a record that will never be broken.

    and thanks Rishi for the Suzan article.

  43. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 16th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    It is quite possible that the Yankees did indeed look into re-renovating the Old Stadium and found it would be more prudent to build a new one. The player amenities alone, the space they require, may not have been able to have been provided; there may have been plumbing and electrical issues that the old stadium couldn’t have handled. Plus, it may not have been able to withstand a basically total gutting of the infrastructure, especially having been renovated once before.

    Not to mention, there are those who don’t believe the “old” Yankees Stadium was the “real” Yankee Stadium after the 70′s renovation. There would have been even less left of that.

    Sometimes it’s easier and cheaper to start afresh.

  44. New Yankee stadium July 16th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Bob July 16th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I like the garlic fries at Yankee stadium. Very delicious.

    __________________________________________________________

    Really? The first few are delicious, but that taste gets old very fast. Then, you have a disgusting after taste for two days afterwards. I steer clear of those fries when I go to NYS.

  45. upstate kate July 16th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    and at least the new YS was built across the street, not across the country

  46. GreenBeret7 July 16th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Jesus, give it a rest about throwing history in the garbage. The only way the Stadium could ever be used again was to take is apart, brick by brick/ The outside was crumbling, the inside of the park was deteriorating and the infrastructure was failing and couldn’t support the new electronics. Tiger stadium, Comiskey Park were all older and just as historic and nobody batted an eye when they came down. The Polo Grounds, Ebbitts Field outlived their life expectancies, as did Forbes Field, Crosley Field and Connie Mack Stadium. They were all taken down and had monstrosities put up in their places.

    You Yankee haters will just have to cry for the next 80 years about how unfair it is for your teams to play in YS and chase the ghosts of Jeter, Rodriguez, Rivera, Pettitte, Posada, Hughes, etc.

  47. Bob July 16th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I think the pizza is too soggy, they should be able to provide better quality food at the NYS.

  48. New Yankee stadium July 16th, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos July 16th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    It is quite possible that the Yankees did indeed look into re-renovating the Old Stadium and found it would be more prudent to build a new one. The player amenities alone, the space they require, may not have been able to have been provided; there may have been plumbing and electrical issues that the old stadium couldn’t have handled. Plus, it may not have been able to withstand a basically total gutting of the infrastructure, especially having been renovated once before.

    Not to mention, there are those who don’t believe the “old” Yankees Stadium was the “real” Yankee Stadium after the 70’s renovation. There would have been even less left of that.

    Sometimes it’s easier and cheaper to start afresh.

    ____________________________________________________

    For $1.8 billion, they could have done some incredible things with the old Stadium. And, I have some inside sources who told me that the Yankees organization never once looked into renovating the old Stadium; they were hell-bent on getting their luxury suites and legend’s seats, which have remained embarrassingly empty for many, many games, including the World Series last year. The old Stadium would get packed to the gills, and looked amazing on TV. The NYS always has tons of empty seats (even in the WORLD SERIES!!!!!!), and looks absolutely terrible on TV.

  49. GreenBeret7 July 16th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    The hallowed grounds of Yankee Stadium hasn’t existed for close to 40 years. They removed about 10-15 feet of dirt to lower the playing field.

  50. LeapingTom July 16th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Is there a legit reason no Yankees, past or present, attended Bob Sheppard’s funeral?

  51. Nick in SF in Vallejo, hometown of CC Sabathia July 16th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    My inside sources tell me that the Yankee “brain trust” never once considered putting the old Yankee Stadium on a flotation device and using it as the first-ever Circle Line Baseball Museum.

    Lack of vision, that’s what’s killing our beloved Yankees.

  52. Warning Track Power July 16th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    i always look forward to “reading” about the old times game. since i’m not in the NY/NJ area, there is no opportunity for me to actually watch the game.
    which is very unfair!!!

    all of you here that have the opportunity to watch the game, have a great time.

  53. New Yankee stadium July 16th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    GreenBeret7 July 16th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Jesus, give it a rest about throwing history in the garbage. The only way the Stadium could ever be used again was to take is apart, brick by brick/ The outside was crumbling, the inside of the park was deteriorating and the infrastructure was failing and couldn’t support the new electronics. Tiger stadium, Comiskey Park were all older and just as historic and nobody batted an eye when they came down. The Polo Grounds, Ebbitts Field outlived their life expectancies, as did Forbes Field, Crosley Field and Connie Mack Stadium. They were all taken down and had monstrosities put up in their places.

    You Yankee haters will just have to cry for the next 80 years about how unfair it is for your teams to play in YS and chase the ghosts of Jeter, Rodriguez, Rivera, Pettitte, Posada, Hughes, etc.

    _______________________

    People in Boston and the Southside of Chicago can see right through your arguments. With any amount of intelligence, ingenuity, and an actual sense of preserving our shared history, Yankee Stadium would be standing today and well into the future. And, sorry to break it to you, but the NYS will never make it to 80 years. It will probably last about half that time, and I look forward to the day they build the NNYS on the ground of the OYS. In it’s very FIRST year, the concrete was crumbling and had to be replaced. There is absolutely no way this stadium lasts more than 40 years, which also happens to be the terms of the land lease, that was illegally stolen from the community.

  54. Mike_Boston July 16th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Who cares what it looks like on TV, what are we 10 years old? Bottom line is that the new stadium has allowed the NYY to continue to lead MLB in revenue. Did you forget that in the very first year a World Series was won? What else could they have done in the first year for people to stop complaining, offer free tickets to everyone?

    I happen to think the new stadium is fantastic and the tradition has been brought over clearly, the whining about this is so damn lame.

  55. GreenBeret7 July 16th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Hey, numbnuts, Wrigley Field is on the north side of Chicago.

  56. Giuseppe Franco July 16th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    People in Boston and the Southside of Chicago can see right through your arguments.

    —–

    Um, that would be the Northside of Chicago.

  57. tampayank July 16th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    so no players showed up to Shepard’s funeral……….bit dissapointed by that, especially from Jeter w/ him using his voice on tape

  58. Giuseppe Franco July 16th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Aw, GB7, you beat me to it.

    Forgive m, I’m losing brain cells reading about how much of an abomination the new Stadium is.

  59. MaineYankee July 16th, 2010 at 11:22 am

    GB7

    Good morning.

    I see some must have gotten their new prescription of stupid pills today.

  60. Giuseppe Franco July 16th, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Forgive….me, not m.

    Tough to forgive m for anything. :)

  61. Billy Martin July 16th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Take it from an old-timer, the new place looks more like the old old place than the new old place.

  62. New Yankee stadium July 16th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Haha sooorrryyy!!! You guys understood what I meant!!

  63. Comet July 16th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Why no Pags?

  64. GreenBeret7 July 16th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    GF, you need to either get up pretty early in the morning to beat me or don’t go to sleep at all. Retired geezers like Randy, who is training me for geezerhood would have had a much snappier retort for these two idiots. I’m still in training.

  65. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 16th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Rishi -

    Those are the kinds of things I can’t read without crying. Thanks for the link.

    Sounds like the way to George was by being just as tough as he was.

  66. GreenBeret7 July 16th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Maine, these two seem to have overdosed.

  67. pat July 16th, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I would guess if it wasn’t AS week and players weren’t scattered all over the country they would have been to Sheppard’s funeral.

    Giving up 1.5 days of the only real break players get in season might be a bigger sacrifice than many who are asking why they didn’t show for the funeral might be willing to make if it was them.

  68. LGY - Free Dejo! July 16th, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Big Stein wanted a new state of the art stadium for years. Not just to make money, but for the fans and for the players who now have world class facilities.

    Why can’t people just appreciate the new amazing stadium that was built?

    If the ghosts were to lazy to move across the street, I doubt they had much of an impact in the old house anyway.

  69. New Yankee stadium July 16th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    # Billy Martin July 16th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Take it from an old-timer, the new place looks more like the old old place than the new old place.

    _____________________

    Please enlighten me on how the new stadium looks more like the Old Stadium? The upper deck pushed back 80 feet? No that can’t be it. The weird looking restaurant in centerfield? No definitely not. The high walls and dimensions that were established in the 80′s because Winfield complained about the deep left field? Can’t be that. The tiny little, plastic looking frieze with no detail WHATSOEVER, painted white to resemble the 60′s white wash, that hangs from a tiny little roof? Definitely not.

    Please enlighten me.

  70. Rishi July 16th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos July 16th, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Rishi -

    Those are the kinds of things I can?t read without crying. Thanks for the link.

    Sounds like the way to George was by being just as tough as he was

    ======================================

    I agree – we only know the George Steinbrenner people want us to know (media/players/he himself)…it’s nice to see the other side and know what else he might have been like :)

  71. Rishi July 16th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    :arrow:

    new post re: Granderson

  72. GreenBeret7 July 16th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Why all of the stupidity about Mr. Sheppard’s funeral service. Funerals are not “come-one-come-all” block parties. They are by invitation only. Perhaps the family didn’t want a circus atmosphere to break out with the media slugs trying to muscle in and disrupt the services. It’s not like it would have been unprecedented.


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