Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford headline Sunday's Yankees Old-Timers' Day
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Five Hall of Famers are expected to be in attendance at the Stadium on Sunday for the Yankees' 67th Old-Timers' Day, with Yogi Berra, 88, headlining the group.
Whitey Ford, Goose Gossage, Rickey Henderson and Reggie Jackson, Berra's fellow Hall of Famers, also are slated to appear.
Nearly 50 former Yankees -- including first-time participants Orlando "El Duque'' Hernandez, Andy Phillips, Todd Greene, Brian Dorsett, Scott Kamieniecki and John Flaherty -- are scheduled to take part in the ceremonies, which will begin at 11:15 a.m.
Flaherty will be joined by fellow YES Network broadcasters and former Yankees David Cone, Lou Piniella and Paul O'Neill.
Also expected to be introduced to the crowd are the widows of five standout Yankees -- Helen Hunter (Jim "Catfish'' Hunter), Jill Martin (Billy Martin), Kay Murcer (Bobby Murcer), Arlene Howard (Elston Howard) and Diana Munson (Thurman Munson).
Manager Joe Girardi, who experienced Yankees Old-Timers' Day as a player before doing so as a manager, said his first one, in 1996, was the most memorable because of the presence of Joe DiMaggio and seeing the old Stadium packed.
"I had never been a part of an organization that had had an Old-Timers' Day,'' Girardi said before Saturday's game. "And you saw the stands full. It just shows how much Yankees fans appreciate what players have done over the years here. And that was memorable for me, seeing the stands full for the Old-Timers' game.''