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Old-Timers’ Day

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Misc on Jul 17, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees just opened today’s festivities with a tribute video to Bob Sheppard. The video included snippets of former players talking about Sheppard, but mixed in were sound clips of Sheppard introducing batters, from the No. 1 hole to the No. 9 hole. Good stuff.

If you’re unable to watch live, I’ll provide some updates and a list of those attending today.

The Old-Timers —
Lee Mazzilli
Pat Kelly
Rick Cerone
Dave Eiland
Jesse Barfield
Mike Easler
Jerry Narron
Oscar Gamble (sans afro)
Homer Bush
Brian Doyle
Aaron Small
Mike Torrez
Chris Chambliss
Bucky Dent
Al Downing
Hector Lopez
Horace Clarke
Gene Michael
Joe Pepitone
Charlie Hayes
Roy White
Mickey Rivers
Cecil Fielder (looking trim!)
Mel Stottlemyre
Joe Girardi
David Cone
Bob Turley
Don Larsen
Moose Skowron
Graig Nettles
Ron Guidry
Goose Gossage
Reggie Jackson
1950 World Champions —
Don Johnson
Hank Workman
Duane Pillette
Charlie Silvera
Jerry Coleman (great storyteller)
Whitey Ford

The roll call of the players ended with Michael Kay informing the crowd that Yogi Berra had a fall in his house and will miss the ceremony. Berra received a big get-well cheer from the crowd.

Kay and John Sterling just introduced the widows of Billy Martin, Elston Howard, Thurman Munson, Bobby Murcer and Sheppard.

The ceremony is complete. The game is about to begin.

I’m working on the pregame notes and will post them in a bit.




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