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Yankees' Mariano Rivera to make Old-Timers' Day debut

Former Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera throws out the

Former Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera throws out the first pitch before the start of the game against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium on March 28. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Now entering the 73rd annual Old-Timers' Day for the Yankees: "Enter Sandman."

Mariano Rivera, the Hall of Fame closer who owns the all-time saves record, will make his Old-Timers' Day debut June 23, the team announced Wednesday.

Rivera amassed 652 saves and won five World Series rings in 19 seasons with the Yankees. He made history again in January when he became the first player to be unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame after his name appeared on all 425 ballots.

The Yankees recommend that fans be in their seats by 11:30 a.m. for Old-Timers' introductions. The Old-Timers' Day game will be aired on YES Network. The Yankees' game against the Astros will begin at 2:05 p.m.

Here is the full list of scheduled attendees, with an asterisk denoting those who are making their debut: 

Jesse Barfield, Aaron Boone, Scott Bradley, Dr. Bobby Brown, Homer Bush, Chris Chambliss, David Cone, Johnny Damon, Bucky Dent, Al Downing, Brian Doyle, John Flaherty, Whitey Ford, Jason Giambi, Jason Grimsley*, Ron Guidry, Jerry Hairston Jr.*, Charlie Hayes, Helen Hunter (widow of Jim "Catfish" Hunter), Reggie Jackson, Scott Kamieniecki, Don Larsen, Graeme Lloyd, Hector Lopez, Jill Martin (widow of Billy Martin), Tino Martinez, Lee Mazzilli, Ramiro Mendoza, Gene Monahan, Diana Munson (widow of Thurman Munson), Kay Murcer (widow of Bobby Murcer), Jeff Nelson, Paul O'Neill, Joe Pepitone, Lou Piniella, Willie Randolph, Mariano Rivera*, Mickey Rivers, Luis Sojo, Jean Stottlemyre (widow of Mel Stottlemyre)*, Marcus Thames, David Wells, Bernie Williams.


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