Yankees Return to Yankee Stadium for Six-Game Homestand

Highlights include Bernie Williams Night; several ceremonial first pitches, including Chris Mullin and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus; and pregame ceremonies and ticket specials on four dates

The New York Yankees will return home on Friday night for the first of six games at Yankee Stadium. The stretch of games will feature a three-game series vs. the Texas Rangers (Friday-Sunday, May 22-24) and a three-game set vs. the Kansas City Royals (Monday-Wednesday, May 25-27).

As part of a pregame ceremony prior to Sunday's 8:05 p.m. game vs. the Rangers, the Yankees will honor Bernie Williams by unveiling a Monument Park plaque recognizing his career. Additionally, Williams' uniform No. 51 will be retired by the organization. Former teammates, coaches and other guests will take part in the festivities with ceremonies scheduled to begin at approximately 7:15 p.m.

Williams played his entire 16-year Major League career with the Yankees (1991-2006), batting .297 (2,336-for-7,869) in 2,076 games with the club. A four-time World Series champion (1996, '98, '99, 2000), Williams is the Yankees' all-time postseason leader in home runs (22) and RBI (80), ranks second in playoff runs scored (83), hits (128) and doubles (29) and is third in games played (121).

Over the course of the homestand, ceremonial first pitches will be held on Friday, May 22 (acclaimed authors Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke), Saturday, May 23 (Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus), and Wednesday, May 27 (St. John's University Head Basketball Coach Chris Mullin).

On Tuesday, May 26, Richard Albero will conclude his 1,150-mile journey from Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., to home plate at Yankee Stadium. Albero began his journey on March 2 to honor his nephew who passed away in the 9/11 attacks and to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. After reaching home plate, Albero will be honored in an on-field ceremony.

Ticket specials will run on Saturday, May 23 (Youth Game), Monday, May 25 (Military Personnel and Senior Citizen Game), Tuesday, May 26 (Military Personnel Game) and Wednesday, May 27 (MasterCard Half-Price, Military Personnel, Senior Citizen and Student Game).

For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.

The homestand will also feature the following promotional items and dates:

Friday, May 22 - Yankees vs. Rangers, 7:05 p.m.

  • Yankees Reusable Tote Bag Night, presented by MLB Network to all Guests in attendance.

Saturday, May 23 - Yankees vs. Rangers, 1:05 p.m.

  • Yankees Drawstring Backpack Day, presented by Kumon, to the first 18,000 Guests in attendance, 14 and younger.

Sunday, May 24 - Yankees vs. Rangers, 8:05 p.m.

  • Bernie Williams Collector Card Night, presented by Yankees-Steiner Collectibles, to all Guests in attendance.

Monday, May 25 - Yankees vs. Royals, 1:05 p.m.

  • Sunscreen Day, presented by Blue Lizard, to all Guests in attendance.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.yankees.com, www.yankeesbeisbol.com, at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, via Ticketmaster phone at (877) 469-9849, Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327 and at all Ticket Offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops. Tickets may also be purchased on Yankees Ticket Exchange at www.yankees.com/yte, the only official online resale marketplace for Yankees fans to purchase and resell tickets to Yankees games. Fans with questions may call (212) YANKEES [926-5337] or email tickets@yankees.com.

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