When Will the New York Mets’ Old Timers’ Day 2022 Be Played?

Published 02/09/2022, 8:02 AM EST

Seems like the good old days are back for the New York Mets’ fans. Amidst the distressing lockout in Major League Baseball, the Mets’ fans finally have a reason to be happy. Yes, the Mets have announced that they are bringing back the Old Timers’ day this year after the wait of 28 long years.

With the lockout still in force, not only the fans but players are also frustrated without the games. Notably, the owners imposed a lockout on December 2 last year after the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players expired. However, with the news of Old Timers Day being back, the Mets’ fans will definitely be glad.

The Mets to bring back Old Timers’ Day

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For the first time since 1994, Old Timers’ Day is finally back for the Mets’ fans this year. Earlier, when Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday were the co-owners of the Mets, they didn’t even try to restore it under the ownership of Wilpon and Katz’s families. They eliminated the Old Timers’ Day from the Mets routine.

However, Steven Cohen, who bought the Mets ahead of the 2021 season, has decided to bring back the good old days for the Mets’ fans. He said bringing back Old Timers’ Day was one of the requests he heard from the fans.

“Bringing back Old Timers’ Day was one of the most passionate requests I heard from our fans. As we celebrate our 60th anniversary season, having these legendary players return to the ballpark to hear cheers from Mets fans once again is the perfect way to honor our past,” said Cohen in a statement.

When will Old timers’ Day take place?

Over  40 former Mets players will attend the historical match. Frank Thomas, Ron Swoboda, Jon Matlack, Félix Millán, Mookie Wilson, and Howard Johnson are among the players who will attend Old Timers Day this year.

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As per the New York Mets official website, the Mets will host Old Timers’ Day on August 27. Before they take on the Colorado Rockies on August 27.

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After the new ownership, the Mets are currently going through a massive rebuild phase. After signing the veteran Max Scherzer, they also hired Buck Showalter as their new manager. With the new season about to start, only time will tell how well they are prepared for the 2022 season.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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