Yanks Honor Willie, Stun Stottlemyre

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The 69th Annual Old Timer’s Day : No organization in professional sports other than the New York Yankees can pull off an event like this in the first place, but today’s celebration was one for the books. A much deserved love-fest for 1970s-80s Yankee great and Brooklyn’s own Willie Randolph, and an emotional, unannounced, surprise Monument Park plaque ceremony for Mel Stottlemyre which left not a dry eye in the house.

 

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MEMORY LANE : Check out “10 Yankees we wish were going to Old-Timers‘ Day” by Brendan Kuty at nj.com … Old Timer’s Day began in concept as Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day in 1939, then became an annual event starting in 1947 … (h/t: Today in Baseball History)

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