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Yankees to celebrate 1998 World Series championship team

Attendees for Aug. 18 on-field reunion at Yankee Stadium announced

The New York Yankees will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1998 World championship team with a number of events this month, including a pregame on-field reunion ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The celebration will kick off on Friday, Aug.17, as the first 10,000 guests in attendance for the Yankees' 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays will receive a 1998 World Championship Replica Trophy presented by F.W. Webb.

The following day, Saturday, Aug.18, features an on-field reunion of the 1998 championship team, including Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Tino Martinez, Paul O'Neill, David Cone, Darryl Strawberry and manager Joe Torre.

List of scheduled attendees for the 1998 Yankees reunion on Saturday, Aug. 18:

Ryan Bradley
Jim Bruske
Mike Buddie
Homer Bush
Jose Cardenal
Chris Chambliss
David Cone
Todd Erdos
Mike Figga
Mike Jerzembeck
Chuck Knoblauch
Graeme Lloyd
Tino Martinez
Ramiro Mendoza
Gene Monahan
Jeff Nelson
Paul O'Neill
Andy Pettitte
Jorge Posada
Tim Raines
Willie Randolph
Mariano Rivera
Luis Sojo
Shane Spencer
Darryl Strawberry
Joe Torre
David Wells
Bernie Williams
Soot Zimmer (widow of Don Zimmer)

Fans are asked to be in their seats by noon to enjoy the introductions and subsequent ceremony prior to the regularly scheduled game, which will air on YES Network along with the pregame festivities. In addition to the ceremony, there will be special video messages from former Yankees captain and current Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and 1998 World Series MVP and current Seattle Mariners coach Scott Brosius, who are both unable to attend the day's events.

Stadium gates will open to ticket-holding fans at 11 a.m. The first pitch, originally scheduled for 1:05 p.m., is now scheduled for 1:25 p.m.

The celebration culminates on Sunday, Aug. 19, with 1998 World Series Championship Replica Fan Ring Day presented by Betteridge Jewelers, for the first 10,000 guests aged 14 and younger.