The Yankees have announced the date for their Old Timers Day game. The game will be played on May 8, 2022.
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Old-Timers’ Day is a baseball tradition in which a team pays tribute to the retired players who played for that franchise. The tradition began in theMajor League Baseball (MLB) in the New York Yankees organization on June 13, 1939. The first Old-Timer’s Day held by the Yankees was initiated by then team-president Joseph Gordon in honor of former Yankee player Lou Gehrig, who had died two weeks earlier from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
What is Old Timers Day?
Old Timers’ Day is a baseball tradition in which a team honors the achievements of its former players. The event usually takes place on or around the anniversary of the team’s founding, and often features autograph signings and other fan-friendly activities.
The first Old Timers’ Day was held by the New York Yankees in 1946, and has been held intermittently ever since. The Yankees have held more Old Timers’ Days than any other team, and the event has become one of the most anticipated days on the Yankee Stadium calendar.
Old Timers’ Days typically feature a game between current and former players, as well as a host of other activities such as autograph signings, speeches from team luminaries, and commemorative merchandise giveaways.
When is Old Timers Day?
Yankees Old Timers Day Set for May 8, 2022 The New York Yankees have announced that their Old-Timers’ Day game will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The annual event honoring Yankees greats of yesteryear will take place atYankee Stadium.
Who attends Old Timers Day?
Each year, on the Sunday before Memorial Day, Yankees fans have the opportunity to see some of their favorite retired players back in uniform during Old-Timers’ Day. Hall of Famers such as Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and Reggie Jackson have all donned the Bronx Bombers’ classic pinstripes one more time for the annual event.
This year’s Old-Timers’ Day is set for May 8, 2022.
What happens at Old Timers Day?
At Old Timers’ Day, former Yankee players are introduced to the crowd one by one, and they take their positions around the diamond. The day usually ends with a game between the former Yankee players.
The Yankees have set Old Timers Day for Sunday, May 8, 2022. The game will start at 1:05 p.m. and will be played at Yankee Stadium.