Posada to throw out ceremonial first pitch at home opener

The New York Yankees will play the 110th home opener in franchise history on Friday, April 13 vs. the Los Angeles Angels at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.  

Gates will open to fans with valid tickets beginning at 11:00 a.m., with festivities slated to begin at approximately 12:40 p.m. with the introduction of both teams on the baselines. The Yankees ask their fans to please budget ample time when planning their trip to the Stadium and urge their fans to use public transportation.

Five-time All-Star and five-time World Champion Jorge Posada, who will be honored with the "Pride of the Yankees Award" at the 2012 Homecoming Dinner on Thursday night, will throw out the Opening Day ceremonial first pitch.  He will become the 11th former Yankees player to receive the Opening Day honor.

Jeremy Jordan, one of the stars of the Broadway musical Newsies, will sing the national anthem, which will be followed by a Navy F-18 Super Hornet ceremonial flyover. A giant American flag will be unfurled by 75 West Point cadets, while the West Point Color Guard will present the colors.

During the seventh-inning stretch, Paul Nolan of the Broadway hit Jesus Christ Superstar will perform "God Bless America."

For information on taking public transportation to Yankee Stadium, please visit yankees.com and click on the Yankee Stadium tab at the top of the page.  For parking information, please visit baseball-parking.com or call (866) 330-7275.