A month before he is inducted into Cooperstown, Mariano Rivera will make his Yankees return.
The legendary closer, who became the first player in MLB history to be unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame, will participate in his first Old-Timers' Day on June 23.
Jerry Hairston Jr., who helped the Yankees win the World Series in 2009, and Jason Grimsley, a key reliever for the '99 and 2000 World Series champions, will also make their Old-Timers' Day debuts.
Rivera, whose 652 saves rank first in major-league history, will not be the only Yankee to be enshrined in Cooperstown this year either. Former teammate Mike Mussina will join him in Cooperstown, albeit with no logo on his cap. Mariners DH Edgar Martinez and the late Roy Halladay will also be honored in mid-July.
Among the other Hall of Famers who will participate in Old-Timers' Day include Whitey Ford and Reggie Jackson.
The full list of people slated to attend are:
Dr. Bobby Brown
Jerry Hairston Jr.
Helen Hunter, widow of Catfish Hunter
Jill Martin, widow of Billy Martin
Diana Munson, widow of Thurman Munson
Kay Murcer, widow of Bobby Murcer
Jean Stottlemyre, widow of Mel Stottlemyre