07/10/09 4:41 PM ET
Yankees set Old-Timers' Day
Four Hall of Famers among those to participate on July 19
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
The club announced Friday that four Hall of Famers and at least six rookie Old-Timers will attend the 63rd annual event, to be held before the Yankees' 2:05 p.m. ET game against the Detroit Tigers.
Introductions are scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m., with the traditional Old-Timers' game to follow.
The Old-Timers are headlined by Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Reggie Jackson and 2008 inductee Rich "Goose" Gossage, while the list of newcomers includes Tony Cloninger, Mike Easler, Lindy McDaniel and Jerry Narron.
Third baseman Charlie Hayes, who recorded the final out of the 1996 World Series, will also make his first Old-Timers' Day appearance, along with Chad Curtis, who won World Series titles with the Yankees in 1998 and 1999.
More than 30 additional former Yankees will also toe the baselines, plus the widows of four legendary Yankees -- Arlene Howard, widow of Elston Howard; Helen Hunter, widow of Jim "Catfish" Hunter; Kay Murcer, widow of Bobby Murcer; and Diana Munson, widow of Thurman Munson.
In addition to those players previously mentioned, a partial list of former Yankees scheduled to attend includes: Luis Arroyo, Jesse Barfield, Ron Blomberg, Dr. Bobby Brown, Homer Bush, Rick Cerone, Horace Clarke, Jim Coates, David Cone, Curtis, Bucky Dent, Al Downing, Dave Eiland, Oscar Gamble, Joe Girardi, Ken Griffey, Sr., Ron Guidry, Pat Kelly, Don Larsen, Hector Lopez, Lee Mazzilli, Gene Michael, Meredith Murray (B.P. Pitcher), Jeff Nelson, Graig Nettles, Joe Pepitone, Bobby Richardson, Mickey Rivers, Bill "Moose" Skowron, Aaron Small, Bob Turley and Roy White.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.