Old Timers’ Day returns

OLD TIMERS’ DAY RETURNS

The New York Mets have announced that Old Timers’ Day will be included as part of the 2022 regular season promotional schedule at Citi Field. The event is scheduled to be held on Sunday, August 27.

According to the Mets official press release, Frank Thomas and Ken Mackenzie (members of the original 1962 Mets team), Ron Swoboda, Mike Piazza, Jon Matlack, Felix Millán, Mookie Wilson, Howard Johnson, Bobby Ojeda, Robin Ventura, Turk Wendell, Endy Chávez, Cliff Floyd and Daniel Murphy are among more than 40 players scheduled to attend.

Murphy, who was a member of the 2015 National League championship team, is 36 and will likely be the youngest of the Old Timers’ to attend the celebration. On a Zoom call with the media, Murphy said: “I think it’s really cool … it will be a lot of fun. I’m kind of excited to get back in the locker room.”

“When you look at my four years, I learned a lot about myself playing in New York,” said Floyd. “It was great. We had some big ups and a few downs. But for the most part, it was tremendous for me.”

The last time the Mets hosted an Old Timers’ Day game was 1994 (see video footage below).

After nearly a 30-year hiatus, the New York Mets announced that Old Timers’ Day has been added to the 2022 regular season promotional schedule at Citi Field. The event is scheduled to be held on Sunday, August 27.

For the first time since 1994, the Mets will have an

Frank Thomas, Ron Swoboda, Mike Piazza, Jon Matlack, Felix Millán, Mookie Wilson, Howard Johnson, Bobby Ojeda, Robin Ventura, Turk Wendell, Endy Chávez, Cliff Floyd and Daniel Murphy are among more than 40 players scheduled to attend.

Murphy, who is 36, could be the youngest old timer that day. He retired after the 2020 season.

“I think it’s really cool … it will be a lot of fun. I’m kind of excited to get back in the locker room.” – Daniel Murphy

“I’m excited to be back there … It’s just fun to be around the guys, see a lot of people that are very familiar and lifelong friends.” – Robin Ventura

“The fans played a big part in you putting on your big-boy pants and being real and true … You just play the game [differently] in New York. I wish I was a little more healthy. When you look at my four years, I learned a lot about myself playing in New York. It was great. We had some big ups and a few downs. But for the most part, it was tremendous for me.” – Cliff Floyd

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