Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? While the New York Yankee superstar passed away in 1999, his spirit and memory are still going strong thanks in part to the Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., and the charity baseball game that bears his name.
This Saturday, Fort Lauderdale Stadium, the former spring training home of the Yankees, will play host to the 25th annual Joe DiMaggio Legends Game. The exhibition will feature over 50 former major leaguers playing to support the South Florida hospital. DiMaggio’s former team is well represented by the likes of Stan Bahnsen, Bert Campaneris, Orestes Destrade, Oscar Gamble, Phil Linz, Elliot Maddox, Rudy May, Fritz Peterson, Dennis Rasmussen, and Steve Whitaker.
The players will gather Friday evening for a 7pm reception and charity auction at the Signature Grand in Davie. Funds raised from the two day affair will assist patients, as well as underwrite costs for new programs and equipment.
Saturday’s game will take place at 1pm, with tickets starting at $3 for bleacher seats, and $5 for reserved seats. For more information, visit their official website at www.legendsgame.net.