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The theme of the Yankees’ 64th Old Timers Day Saturday, July 17, at Yankee Stadium will be the 60th anniversary of their World Series championship over the Philadelphia Phillies’ “Whiz Kids.” Seven members of that Yankees team that won the second of a record five consecutive championships under Casey Stengel will be on hand for the reunion that begins at 2 p.m. with introductions, followed by the traditional Old Timers Game, all of which will be aired on YES.
The Yankees’ regularly scheduled game against American League East rival Tampa Bay will start at 4:05 p.m. on FOX.
Hall of Famers Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra will headline the event with 1950 teammates Jerry Coleman, Charlie Silvera, Don Johnson, Duane Pillette and Hank Workman. Other Yankees stars from the past, including Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage and Rickey Henderson, will be on hand, along with former first baseman Cecil Fielder, a member of the Yankees’ 1996 World Series champions, who will make his Old Timers Day debut.
It is also the first Old Timers Day appearances for Johnson, Pillette and Workman, who played on the 1950 Yankees but were not on the post-season roster. Johnson and Pillette, both pitchers, were traded to the St. Louis Browns June 15, then the trading deadline. Workman, a first baseman, played in only five games and was 1-for-5 in his only big-league season.
Ford was a rookie that year and was 9-1. He was the winning pitcher in the clinching Game 4 as the Yankees completed their only sweep in the five-year run. Berra, who hit .322 with 28 home runs and 124 RBI, drove in two runs in that final game with a first-inning single and a sixth-inning home run. Coleman, the long-time broadcaster for the Padres, was the regular second baseman and hit .287 during the season and was the RBI leader in the Series with three. Silvera was Yogi’s backup behind the plate.
Three other living members of that team – pitcher Fred Sanford, catcher Ralph Houk and third baseman Bobby Brown – were invited but are not able to attend.
Joining the 1950 veterans will be more than 30 additional former Yankees and the widows of four of the team’s legends – 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.
The complete roster:
Luis Arroyo, Jesse Barfield, Yogi Berra, Ron Blomberg, Homer Bush, Rick Cerone, Chris Chambliss, Horace Clarke, Jerry Coleman, David Cone, Bucky Dent, Al Downing, Brian Doyle, Mike Easler, Dave Eiland, Cecil Fielder, Whitey Ford, Oscar Gamble, Joe Girardi, Goose Gossage, Ron Guidry, Charlie Hayes, Rickey Henderson, Arlene Howard, Helen Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Don Johnson, Pat Kelly, Don Larsen, Hector Lopez, Lee Mazzilli, Gene Michael, Diana Munson, Kay Murcer, Jerry Narron, Jeff Nelson, Graig Nettles, Joe Pepitone, Duane Pillette, Mickey Rivers, Charlie Silvera, Moose Skowron, Aaron Small, Mel Stottlemyre, Ralph Terry, Mike Torrez, Bob Turley, Roy White, Hank Workman.