Mets Announce Official Roster for Old Timers' Day

Devon Platana
The New York Mets have announced their official roster for Old Timers' Day.
The New York Mets have announced their official roster for Old Timers' Day. / AP Photo/Jeff Zelevansky, File

Every year, various MLB teams host an Old Timers' Day: a chance for fans of today to pay respect to a slew of players who've played for their club over the years. For the first time since 1994, the New York Mets will hold their own version of the event hours before they face the Colorado Rockies late this month.

The Mets released their 65-man roster on Thursday and fans will be thrilled to see so many memorable names involved in this year's festivities.

Mets Old Timer's Day

The Mets' Old Timer's Day roster is filled with players who've forever etched their names in the franchise's history. Some of the more noteworthy names include 12-time All-Star Mike Piazza, former Rookies of the Year Darryl Strawberry and Jon Matlack, as well as 1986 World Series MVP Ray Knight.

The club is also bringing in a handful of players from their 1962 inaugural season. Pitchers Craig Anderson, Ken MacKenzie and Jay Hook, as well as infielder Ed Kranepol and the 93-year-old Frank Thomas, will all be making the trek to Citi Field later this month.

There will also be former players that newer Mets fans are more familiar with. Josh Thole, Daniel Murphy and the always-lovable Bartolo Colon have all played in Queens within the last 10 years. Team insider Tim Healey reports that the club is also trying to bring in Yoenis Cespedes.

All in all, it's shaping up to be a memorable experience for both the fans and players who can make it. Though the players are no longer in their prime, it's a rare opportunity to see so many all-time greats in one place.

Introductions for the Mets' Old Timer's Day take place at Citi Field on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. ET.

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