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Old Timers Day Yankees 2023

By Biraj Khanal / 15 August 2023 09:30 AM

Ron Guidry (left), Paul O’Neill (centre), and Rickey Henderson (right) captured together in a single frame during the event.
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Old Timers Day Yankees 2023 is an event to honor the retired Yankees players as part of the club's tradition. The event is scheduled for 9th September 2023.

New York Yankees are the only team in Major League that hosted the Old Timers Day consecutively though other teams also tried to host regular but couldn't succeed.

Several tours and travel agents have scheduled their tickets for the event providing pickup to drop off services for a day. The ticket price for the General seating ranges from $24 to $119+ and the lowest ticket is $25.80.

The fans are requested to follow the Yankee Stadium guidelines and policies while they are in the venue. The event features the game between the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Yankees at 2:05 PM. 

Other MLB teams like Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and New York Mets also have hosted the Old Timers event in the past.

Yankees Old Timers Game 2023

MLB Old Timers game 2023 features the game against Milwaukee Brewers at Yankee Stadium on 9th September 2023.

The event is usually celebrated from the early afternoon to the late afternoon tributing the accomplishments of the retired former club legends of the club. Yankees old timers day schedule has scheduled the game at 2:05 PM (Eastern Time).

The Yankees started this tradition in the late 1930s to honor their legendary players, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. One of the most well-known celebrations is Lou Gehrig Day on 4th July 1939.

Mariano Rivera, a former Yankees pitcher returned back to attend the event in the 2019 season
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The invited former players will wear a Yankees uniform with numbers on their backs with names and symbols. They are split into two teams and are greeted by the crowds with a standing ovation during their walk up to the field.

They enjoy their two-innings game during the event between the two teams due to the age factor. Fans can have nostalgia seeing the club's legends and former players which they usually heard of.

Special giveaways are also provided during the event for the fans including a Heritage Yankees cap.

New York Yankees old timers Day in 2022 was held on 30th July 2022 at Yankee Stadium. Michael Kay and John Sterling were the ones to perform from behind the home plate before their introduction.

Yankees coach Aaron Boone, hitting coach Hensley Muelens, and former outfielder Shane Spencer were also present. YES Network announcers, David Cone and John Flaherty were also in the rosters for the event.

28 honorees were featured in the 2022 event at the stadium.

The event was held after two seasons gap due to the COVID-19 pandemic spreading and due to this the club didn't host the exhibition game in 2022 due to several players being injured. 

Jesse Barfield (left), Roy White (center) and Ron Guidry (right) discussing with each other in the 2019 Old timers event.
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Attendees include Ron Guidry, Willie Randolph, Bernie Williams, and Tino Martinez. They promised to host the exhibition game in the 2023 season on 9th September.

Other Old Timers Game:

  • On 29th July 1921, Cleveland Indians held their old-timers game at Dunn Field with participations including Neal Ball, Charlie Hickman, Cy Young, and Chief Zimmer.
  • New York Giants also hosted the event on 30th July 1950 which featured the return of Fred Merkle also famous as "Merkle's Boner" during his days.
  • Comiskey Park hosted the event during the All-Star Game week on 5th July 1983 to mark the 50th midsummer classic celebrations. Notable invitees included Ernie Banks, Bobby Doerr, Joe DiMaggio, Burleigh Grimes, Frank Robinson, and Willie Mays.
  • Dodgers revived their old-timers day after 18 years gap in 2013 and the Mets in 2022 after 1994 marking their 60th anniversary of Mets baseball.

Yankees Roster 2023 For Old Timers Day

Yankees Old Timers Day roster includes Yankees Manager Aaron Boone, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera.

The roster was announced on Monday 14th August 2023 for the 75th Old Timers at the Yankee Stadium on their official Twitter handle.

Inductees from the 2022 season are also in the 2023 event program including Aaron Boone, Mariano Rivera, and David Cone.

A new addition to the roster is the induction of Hall of Famer Derek Jeter for the event.

Here are the 28 players of the Yankees roster for the Old Timers game mentioned below:

  •  Jesse Barfield
  • Aaron Boone
  • Ryan Bradley
  • Scott Brosius
  • Jim Bruske
  • Mike Buddie
  • Homer Bush
  • David Cone
  • Bucky Dent
  • Brian Doyle
  • Todd Erdos
  • Mike Figga
  • John Flaherty
  • Joan Ford ( widow of Whitey Ford)
  • Ron Guidry
  • Charlie Hayes
  • Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez
  • Mike Jerzembeck
  • Derek Jeter ( HOF)
  • Jill Martin ( widow of Billy Martin)
  • Tino Martinez
  • Hideki Matsui
  • Ramiro Mendoza
  • Gene Monahan
  • Diana Munson ( widow of Thurman Munson)
  • Kay Murcer ( widow of Bobby Murcer)
  • Jeff Nelson
  • Paul O” Neill
  • Andy Pettitte
  • Jorge Posada
  • Tim Raines ( HOF)
  • Willie Randolph
  • Mariano Rivera ( HOF)
  • Mickey Rivers
  • Luis Sojo
  • Shane Spencer
  • Mike Stanton
  • Darryl Strawberry
  • Jay Tessmer
  • Joe Torre ( HOF)
  • David Wells
  • Roy White

Old Timers Day Promotions

Old Timers Day promotions include a First Responders Games: firefighters and Italian Heritage Cap Games.

The Timers Day event is being presented by FreshDirect. There are special event tickets needed to be purchased for the special promotional events included that day. 

Yankees old timers day 2023 tickets are made available in the Yankees official promotional schedule

Special Yankees hat co branded with the special themed events are available for the special events tickets
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The firefighters' event is held as an appreciation night for the dedicated firefighters who put their bodies on the line to serve the country.

Special event tickets include:

  • Yankees hat with a firefighter badge logo
  • a regular-sized hot dog
  • your first drink (a 12oz domestic beer for those 21 years or older with a valid ID, Pepsi, or Spring bottled water)

Secondly, Italian Heritage is celebrated only for select games in the 2023 season. It can be joined by special tickets which include:

  • a Yankees hat with the Italian flag
  • a regular-sized hot dog
  • your first drink (a 12oz domestic beer for 21 years or older with a valid ID, Pepsi product, or Poland Spring bottled water)

Mets Old Timers Day 2023

New York Mets Old Timers Day won't be happening this 2023 season and are yet to announce it in their promotional schedule for 2023.

Though the 2022 event was a big success with a crowd of 42,617 were sellout and a fully electric atmosphere inside the stadium. The MLB franchise is in no intention to host the 2023 Timers Day this season.

View from the stands at the 60th anniversery of Mets from 2022 season and the Old timers day event.
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The 2022 event was the first after the 1994 Old Timers Day at Citi Field. The event featured 65 retired former players and managers, including 11 Hall of Famers. Willie Mays' jersey number 24 was retired during the event.

This season, they are organizing a tribute event for the former players honoring the past with Hall of Fame inductions Howard Johnson, AI Leiter, Gary Cohen, and Howie Rose.

The induction will take place before the match against Toronto Blue Jays.

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