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Below are some of the covers of Old Timer's Day programs

1959


1960 - Highlights - Former President Hoover threw out the first pitch from his box seat.  He was seated with Mrs. John J. McGraw.  Joe DiMaggio hit in the first inning of the game with Harry Danning at catcher and Al Schacht was umpire.  The 1939 stars of both leagues played in the game.  There were 45,040 fans in attendance for the game.  The National League beat the American League 2-0 on this "threatening weather" day.  The greatest ovation went to Joe DiMaggio who fouled out to the catcher.   A tribute before the game was given to players who had passed away.  Those included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mel Ott, Frankie Hayes, Arkie Vaughan, and Morrie Arnovich.  Tony Martin sung the National Anthem that day.  The game lasted 15 minutes officially.


1961 - Highlights  - A four-page souvenir program was given out to every fan at the game.  Gates opened at 11am that day and ceremonies began at 1pm.  Some of the players highlighted on this date were Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Phil Rizzuto, Joe Dugan, Wally Pipp, Bill Dickey, and Joe DiMaggio.  Frank "Home Run" Baker was unable to attend due to a recent heart attach he suffered at the Hall of Fame game at Cooperstown.


1962 - (Program Cover Courtesy of Bruce Alpert)


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1964 - (Program Cover Courtesy of Bruce Alpert)


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1981 - (Program Cover Courtesy of Bruce Alpert)



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Below are some pins that were given out at the stadium on Old Timer's Day

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The 62nd Old Timer's Day held at Yankee Stadium - Invited to the game were:

Jim Abbott, Luis Arroyo, Steve Balboni, Jesse Barfield, Don Baylor, Yogi Berra, Paul Blair, Johnny Blanchard, Ron Blomberg, Wade Boggs, Scott Bradley, Dr. Bobby Brown, Homer Bush, Andy Carey, Chris Chambliss, Horace Clarke, Jerry Coleman, David Cone, Ron Davis, Bucky Dent, Al Downing, Brian Doyle, Dave Eiland, Tony Fernandez, Ed Figueroa, Whitey Ford, Oscar Gamble, Joe Girardi, Rich “Goose” Gossage, Eli Grba, Ken Griffey, Sr., Ron Guidry, Rickey Henderson, Arlene Howard (widow of Elston), Helen Hunter (widow of Jim), Reggie Jackson, Tommy John, Pat Kelly, Jimmy Key, Gene “Mickey” Klutts, Johnny Kucks, Don Larsen, Al Leiter, Graeme Lloyd, Hector Lopez, Kevin Maas, Jill Martin (widow of Billy), Tino Martinez, Bobby Meacham, Ramiro Mendoza, Gene Michael, Rich Monteleone, Diana Munson (widow of Thurman), Jeff Nelson, Graig Nettles, Paul O’Neill, Gil Patterson, Joe Pepitone, Tim Raines, Bobby Richardson, Mickey Rivers, Cora Rizzuto (widow of Phil), Buck Showalter, Charlie Silvera, Bill “Moose” Skowron, Aaron Small, Luis Sojo, Mike Stanley, Darryl Strawberry, Wayne Tolleson, Jeff Torborg, Mike Torrez, Tom Tresh, Bob Turley, David Wells, and Dave Winfield.

The 63rd Old Timer's Day held at Yankee Stadium took place on Sunday, July 19, 2009.  Introductions began at 11:45am.  The Yankees played the Detroit Tigers at 2:05pm that day.  The invitees were:

(*Denotes First-Time Old-Timer)
Luis Arroyo
Jesse Barfield
Yogi Berra
Ron Blomberg
Dr. Bobby Brown
Homer Bush
Rick Cerone
Horace Clarke
*Tony Cloninger
Jim Coates
David Cone
*Chad Curtis
Bucky Dent
Al Downing
*Mike Easler
Dave Eiland
Whitey Ford
Oscar Gamble
Joe Girardi
Rich “Goose” Gossage
Ken Griffey, Sr.
Ron Guidry
*Charlie Hayes
Arlene Howard
Helen Hunter
Reggie Jackson
Pat Kelly
Don Larsen
Hector Lopez
Lee Mazzilli
*Lindy McDaniel
Gene Michael
Diana Munson
Kay Murcer
Meredith Murray (B.P. Pitcher)
*Jerry Narron
Jeff Nelson
Graig Nettles
Joe Pepitone
Bobby Richardson
Mickey Rivers
Bill “Moose” Skowron
Aaron Small
Bob Turley
Roy White


The 64th Old Timer's Day held at Yankee Stadium on July 17, 2010 began at 2:00pm.  Below is the list of players that were invited to the game.

New York Yankees Old Timers  
(*Denotes First-Time Old-Timer)
Luis Arroyo
Mike Easler
Reggie Jackson
Joe Pepitone
Jesse Barfield
Dave Eiland
Don Johnson*
Duane Pillette*
Yogi Berra
Cecil Fielder*
Pat Kelly
Mickey Rivers
Ron Blomberg
Whitey Ford
Don Larsen
Charlie Silvera
Homer Bush
Oscar Gamble
Hector Lopez
Bill “Moose” Skowron
Rick Cerone
Joe Girardi
Lee Mazzilli
Aaron Small
Chris Chambliss
Rich “Goose” Gossage
Gene Michael
Mel Stottlemyre
Horace Clarke
Ron Guidry
Diana Munson
Ralph Terry
Jerry Coleman
Charlie Hayes
Kay Murcer
Mike Torrez
David Cone
Rickey Henderson
Jerry Narron
Bob Turley
Bucky Dent
Arlene Howard
Jeff Nelson
Roy White
Al Downing
Helen Hunter
Graig Nettles
Hank Workman*
Brian Doyle

The 66th Old Timer's Day held at Yankee Stadium on July 1, 2012 began at 2:05pm.  Below is the list of players that were invited to the game.

Full List of those Scheduled to Attend
(*Denotes First-Time Old-Timer)
Luis Arroyo
Jesse Barfield
Yogi Berra
Ron Blomberg
Dr. Bobby Brown
Homer Bush
Jerry Coleman
David Cone
Bucky Dent
Al Downing
Brian Doyle
Cecil Fielder
Whitey Ford
Oscar Gamble
Jake Gibbs
Joe Girardi
Rich “Goose” Gossage
Ron Guidry
Charlie Hayes
Rickey Henderson
Sterling Hitchcock*
Arlene Howard
Helen Hunter
Reggie Jackson
Tommy John
Pat Kelly
Don Larsen
Graeme Lloyd
Hector Lopez
Jill Martin
Tino Martinez
Lee Mazzilli
Stump Merrill*
Gene Monahan*
Diana Munson
Kay Murcer
Matt Nokes*
Paul O’Neill
Joe Pepitone
Lou Piniella
Willie Randolph
Bobby Richardson
Mickey Rivers
Aaron Small
Mel Stottlemyre
Darryl Strawberry
Tanyon Sturtze*
Ralph Terry
Joe Torre
Bob Turley
Roy White
Bernie Williams
Here is a great shot from 8-8-1959 at Old Timer's Day at Yankee Stadium.

Some of the players below are Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Frank Baker, Rogers Hornsby, Bill Terry, Dizzy Dean, Paul Waner, Frankie Frisch, Zach Wheat, and Joe McCarthy




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Thank you to Paul Doherty for much of the history on Old Timer's Day.  He has every program from 1960-1983!
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