Looking to enjoy Old Timers Day at Yankee Stadium this year? Our comprehensive guide has everything you need to know to make the most of this annual event.
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From Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle to Derek Jeter, the New York Yankees have long been home to some of baseball’s greatest players. And every year, on the first Sunday in June, the team celebrates its storied history with Old Timers’ Day.
This year’s Old Timers’ Day is scheduled for June 3 and will feature dozens of Yankees legends, including current manager Aaron Boone and retired stars Bernie Williams, David Cone and Goose Gossage. The event will also include a special ceremony honoring longtime Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard, who passed away in 2010.
First held in 1948, Old Timers’ Day has become one of the most popular annual events at Yankee Stadium. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s festivities:
### When is Old Timers’ Day 2018?
Old Timers’ Day 2018 will be held on Sunday, June 3. Gates will open at 10 a.m., and the pre-game ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. The game between the Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles will start at 1:05 p.m.
### Who is scheduled to appear?
A complete list of this year’s Old Timers is available on the Yankees website, but some of the highlights include:
– Bernie Williams: The former center fielder was a key member of four World Series championship teams and was named American League Championship Series MVP in 1998. He retired in 2006 with a .297 batting average, 287 home runs and 1,366 RBIs.
– David Cone: One of the top pitchers of his generation, Cone won five World Series titles with three different teams (the 1986 Mets, 1996 Yankees and 2000 Yankees). He also pitched a perfect game for the Yankees in 1999 and was named ALCS MVP that same year. Cone finished his career with a 194-126 record and a 3.46 ERA.
– Goose Gossage: One of baseball’s most dominant relief pitchers during his 22-year career, Gossage helped lead the Yankees to their first World Series title in 18 years He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.
– Ron Blomberg: Blomberg made history in 1973 when he became baseball’s first designated hitter He played parts of nine seasons with the Yankees from 1969 to 1976 and finished his career with a .293 batting average and 50 home runs.
### How can I get tickets?
Tickets for Old Timers’ Day 2018 are currently available for purchase through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-877-469-9849 (1-877-4MYYANKS). Prices start at $27 for upper deck reserved seats and go up to $125 for field level seats behind home plate ($250 for Home Run Porch tickets). A limited number of suites are also available starting at $5,500 (prices vary depending on suite location).
What is Old Timers’ Day?
Old Timers’ Day is an annual event held by the New York Yankees to honor retired players. The event usually takes place in early June and features a game between current and former Yankee players. A number of special events and activities are also usually held during Old Timers’ Day, making it a can’t-miss event for Yankee fans of all ages.
History of Old Timers’ Day
Old Timers’ Day started in 1947 when Dan Topping, then-president of the Yankees, brought back some of the team’s retired greats like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig for a game. The tradition has continued ever since, with the team usually honoring a specific era or group of players during each Old Timers’ Day.
Over the years, some of the most legendary names in baseball history have taken part in Old Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium, including Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey. More recent old-timers like Tino Martinez, Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada have also been honored.
Each Old Timers’ Day features a pre-game ceremony in which the old-timers are introduced to the crowd. There’s also usually a special guest or two who is brought in to help commemorate the event. In recent years, those guests have included Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro and Jerry Seinfeld.
When is Old Timers’ Day?
Old Timers’ Day 2018 will take place on Sunday, June 24. That’s the day when the Yankees will take on the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. The game is scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m.
How to Get Tickets to Old Timers’ Day
For the 2018 season, Old-Timers’ Day will be held on Sunday, June 24th. The game will start at 1:05pm ET and will be broadcast on the YES Network.
If you’re a Yankees fan, this is a can’t-miss event! Here’s everything you need to know about how to get tickets to Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium.
First things first: Old-Timers’ Day is not a regular season game, so you can’t use your season tickets. You’ll need to purchase tickets specifically for this event.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 6th at 10am ET. You’ll be able to purchase them online at yankees.com or by phone at (718) 293-6000.
If you’re a Yankees member, you’ll have access to a special pre-sale starting on Thursday, April 5th at 10am ET. To get access to the pre-sale, log in to your account at yankees.com/membership and enter the promo code that was emailed to you.
Not a Yankees member? Sign up for membership here and you’ll be eligible for future pre-sales and other great benefits!
Prices for Old-Timers’ Day tickets start at $10 for bleacher seats and go up to $85 for field level seats. There are also a limited number of VIP packages available, which include access to the Legends Suite and a pre-game reception with current and former Yankees players. Prices for VIP packages start at $275 per person.
If you can’t make it to Yankee Stadium for Old-Timers’ Day, don’t worry – you can catch all the action on the YES Network or MLB Network (out of market only).
What to Expect at Old Timers’ Day
For baseball fans, Old Timers’ Day is a time to reflect on the game’s storied history. It’s a time to see some of your favorite players from yesteryear take the field again, even if it’s just for a few innings. And it’s a time to celebrate one of the most hallowed traditions in all of sports.
Yankees Old Timers’ Day 2018 will be no different. This year’s event, which will take place on Sunday, June 24, will feature plenty of familiar faces, as well as some new ones. Here’s everything you need to know about what to expect at Old Timers’ Day 2018.
Who will be appearing?
This year’sOld Timers’ Daywill feature nearly 50 former Yankees players and coaches, including Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettitte, David Cone, Tino Martinez, Wade Boggs, Don Mattingly, Goose Gossage, Lee Smith and more.
When do gates open?
Gates for Sunday’s gamewill open at 10:00 a.m., and the ceremonies are scheduled to begin at noon. The first pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m., when the Yankees will take on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Where is Old Timers’ Day being held?
Yankees Old Timers’ Day 2018 will be held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
It was a day full of great baseball, wonderful stories, and perfect weather. The 2018 Old Timers’ Day was one to remember. Thank you to all who were a part of it. We’ll see you next year!