Today it was announced that Penn State Head Football Coach James Franklin, who helped lead the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 overtime victory over the Boston College Eagles in the 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. Yankees-Rays game at Yankee Stadium.
The New York Yankees will return home on Friday night for the first of six games at Yankee Stadium. The stretch of games will feature a three-game series vs. the New York Mets (Friday-Sunday, April 24-26) and a three-game set vs. the Tampa Bay Rays (Monday-Wednesday, April 27-29).
The New York Yankees today announced that outfielder Slade Heathcott is the recipient of the 2015 James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the outstanding Yankees rookie in spring training. Heathcott received the award in a pre-game ceremony today, prior to the Yankees' 1:05 p.m. game vs. the Nationals at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
As part of Major League Baseball's initiative to standardize security procedures at all 30 Major League parks, all visitors are required to be screened via metal detectors before entering Yankee Stadium.