For the first time since 1994, the New York Mets will host an Old Timers’ Day Game prior to the Saturday, August 27, game vs. the Colorado Rockies.
The Old Timers’ Day player introductions will begin at 5 p.m. The Mets-Rockies game is slated for 7:10 p.m.
Mets owner Steve Cohen released the following statement:
“As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary season, having these legendary players return to the ballpark to hear cheers from Mets fans once again is the perfect way to honor our past.”
Frank Thomas, Ron Swoboda, Jon Matlack, Felix Millán, Mookie Wilson, Howard Johnson, Bobby Ojeda, Robin Ventura, Turk Wendell, Endy Chávez, Cliff Floyd and Daniel Murphy are among some of the players scheduled to attend.
The Mets will be announcing additional former players who will be participating in the game in the coming months.