Every year, Yankees Old Timers Day is one of the most anticipated days of the year. For fans, it’s a chance to see some of their favorite former Yankees players back in uniform. And for the players, it’s an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and fans. This year’s Old Timers Day was no different, with a great lineup of players and some special moments. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.
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For those who don’t know, Yankees Old Timers’ Day is an annual event in which the Yankees honor their former players. It’s always a great day, but this year’s edition was extra special. Here’s why.
What is Old Timers’ Day?
Old Timers’ Day is an annual tradition of the New York Yankees, typically held on the Sunday before the Fourth of July. The event began in 1947, when widows of former Yankees were invited to attend a game. In subsequent years, more and more former players were invited to participate. The tradition continues to this day, with current and past Yankees coming together to meet fans and sign autographs.
Old Timers’ Day is a special day for Yankees fans, as it allows them to catch up with some of their favorite players from years past. It also gives them a chance to see some of the greats from the team’s storied history in person. This year’s Old Timers’ Day is sure to be a special one, as it will be the first time that legendary Yankee Derek Jeter will be in attendance.
The History of Old Timers’ Day
Old Timers’ Day is a yearly tradition of the New York Yankees, in which the team honors its retired players. The event first took place in 1946, and has been held almost every year since then.
The day typically includes a number of events and activities, such as a pre-game ceremonies and an on-field introduction of the Old Timers. There is also usually a game played between former Yankee teammates. In recent years, the Old Timers’ game has been played on the same day as the annual MLB All-Star Game.
The event is always well-attended by both current and former Yankee players, as well as by fans. It is considered to be one of the best days of the year by many people, and is a great opportunity to see some of the greatest players in Yankees history.
The 2017 Old Timers’ Day
The 2017 Old Timers’ Day was a baseball game played on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City. It was the 63rd edition of the event, and the first Old Timers’ Day to be held at the new Yankee Stadium. Yankees legends who played in past Old Timers’ Days as well as current and former Yankeees were in attendance. The game was broadcast on the YES Network.
Old Timers’ Day is an annual event held by the Yankees in which former Yankees players are honored. The event began in 1947, when Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, and Bill Dickey played a three-inning exhibition game before that year’s Yankee-Red Sox game. Old Timers’ Day has been held nearly every year since its inception, with the exception of 1983 (when there was a player’s strike) and 2013 (when no game was played due to bad weather).
So, is Old Timers’ Day the best day of the year? That’s tough to say. It depends on your perspective. If you’re a Yankees fan, there’s a good chance you would put Old Timers’ Day at or near the top of your list. And if you’re not a Yankees fan, well, there are probably better days of the year for you. But one thing is for sure: Old Timers’ Day is a special day, and it’s always a great time to be a Yankees fan.