06/25/12 12:41 PM ET
Yanks to hold 66th Old-Timers' Day on Sunday
By Joey Nowak / MLB.com
Ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. ET, with the game to follow. Both will be aired exclusively on the YES Network before the Yankees take on the White Sox at 2:05 p.m. General public gates will open to ticket-holding guests at 10:00 a.m., and fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 11 a.m.
Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Rich "Goose" Gossage, Rickey Henderson and Reggie Jackson are expected to attend, along with other World Series champions like David Cone, Paul O'Neill and Lou Piniella.
Gene Monahan, who retired after the 2011 season after serving as a trainer in the Yankees organization for 49 years, will be on hand for his first Old-Timers' Day. Stump Merrill, who currently serves as a special assistant to the General Manager, will also make his debut.
Other first-timers include Sterling Hitchcock, Matt Nokes and Tanyon Sturtze.
In addition to the former players, the widows of five legendary Yankees -- Arlene Howard, widow of Elston Howard; Helen Hunter, widow of Jim "Catfish" Hunter; Jill Martin, widow of Billy Martin; Diana Munson, widow of Thurman Munson; and Kay Murcer, widow of Bobby Murcer -- are expected to be in attendance.