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More on Sheppard and Old-Timers' Day

Again, from the Yankees early this evening:

"The New York Yankees announced today that several tributes to former Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard will take place at the 64th annual Old-Timers’ Day on Saturday, July 17.

Prior to the introductions of more than 40 former Yankees players and coaches in attendance for Old-Timers’ Day, the Yankees will honor Sheppard with a video tribute. Additionally, the Yankees will recognize Sheppard with a special performance during the seventh-inning stretch.

Sheppard began his tenure as the Yankees’ public address announcer on April 17, 1951, and held the position until announcing his final game on September 5, 2007. Over his career, he announced many of the Old-Timers expected to be in attendance on Saturday. Sheppard passed away on Sunday, July 11, at the age of 99.

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*

 

 

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