Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui will make Old Timers’ Day debuts this year


Both Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui will make their Old Timers’ Day debuts later this month, the Yankees announced. That’s going to be a lot of fun. Former right-hander John Montefusco will make his Old Timers’ debut as well. The full roster of Old Timers can be seen right here. The usual cast of characters will be there.

Old Timer’s Day is June 22nd this year, so not this coming Sunday, the following Sunday. The Yankees will be unveiling the second of four new Monument Park plaques that day, this one in honor of Goose Gossage. Tino Martinez’s plaque will be unveiled one day earlier. Plaques for Paul O’Neill and Joe Torre are coming later this summer. Torre is having his number retired as well.

Categories : Asides, Days of Yore


  1. Andrew says:

    Derek Jeter’s old and ineffective. Time to relate that to Old Timer’s Day somehow, in the comments section. Logged #on.

  2. MB923 says:

    I was expecting Kei Igawa and Carl Pavano

  3. Darren says:

    Count of Montefusco! One of the best nicknames of all time.

  4. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    Damon makes both the Sox 10 year anniversary and Yankee Old Timers Day in the same season. Truly LOL-worthy.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      The next step is to make it to a Tigers alumni function and then say it was always his dream to attend said function.

  5. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    Also, did Homer Bush have other plans this year?

  6. pinedamaybegreata (formerly Monterowasdinero) says:

    Nice to see some power even if it only during an Old Timer’s game.

    Now if Blomberg hits one out…..

  7. pinedamaybegreata (formerly Monterowasdinero) says:

    When I was growing up Dimaggio and Mantle would come to Old Timer’s Day.

    Andy Phillips?

  8. Preston says:

    Andy Phillips is playing in a Yankee Old Timer’s game, and it’s not his first time. That’s setting the bar pretty low for who gets invited to these things.

  9. Chuck says:

    Who’s Brian Dorsett?

  10. Vern Sneaker says:

    No Ross Moschitto?

  11. Yan Solo says:

    Is it safe to say half-jokingly that most of us on RAB would rather see most of these OTs playing everyday right now instead of the everyday lineup?
    /still jaded about how bad this year’s club has performed as a whole thus far

    • Chuck says:

      It’s not even the A.S. Break- We all could be sing’n another tune come September,but right now it don’t look too good.
      But It Ain’t over til it’s over

  12. Jacoby Eddardsbury says:

    Just goes to show you the amount of class these two men have after the way they were jettisoned by the Yankee FO. We haven’t won a world series since they were kicked to the curb. FO has been trying to emulate these two for years now, most recently with the Beltran and Ellsbury signings.

  13. RetroRob says:

    Damon and Matsui in an Old Timers’ game? Bob Welch kicking the bucket in his 50s?


  14. wow they could use Damon and Ma
    tsui right now !

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