Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. for the pregame ceremony which will include a video tribute to “The Boss” and a special moment of silence honoring both Yankees icons. Further tributes to Steinbrenner and Sheppard will be revealed during Friday’s ceremony, and additional ceremonies will be held during Saturday's Old-Timers’ Day.Classy as always. It will be a special, but sad weekend in the Bronx..... The Boss would want a sweep.
United States Army Sergeant First Class Mary Kay Messenger will sing the national anthem on Friday, and the West Point Color Guard will present the colors.
In addition, a wreath will be placed in front of Steinbrenner’s statue in the Yankee Stadium Gate 2 Executive Lobby as well as in front of Sheppard’s plaque in Monument Park.