The Yankees wearing their fabled home pinstriped uniforms for a game in Philadelphia? It could happen on Wednesday, adding a new quirk to a unique and unprecedented Major League season.
With Tuesday’s Phillies-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium postponed due to the forecast of severe inclement weather from Hurricane Isaias, the teams are now scheduled to play a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday.
In the first game of the seven-inning twin bill, scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET, the Yankees will serve as the “home” team. (According to the rulebook, if a game is played at one team’s home grounds, then that team is in fact the home team whether it bats first or second.) The Phillies will be the home team for the second game, which is scheduled to begin approximately 35 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
“Hey, it’s 2020, playing in this environment,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “We’ve got to be able to adapt to it. I feel like we’ll be able to, but it obviously creates some challenges. The seven-inning doubleheader situation makes things a little bit more manageable. We feel like we have all the people in there to get through it and will embrace that the challenge of it all.”
Last season, the Yankees wore their home uniforms during the MLB London Series, against the Red Sox. But before that series, it had been more than two decades since the Bronx Bombers suited up as the home team for a regular-season game played in a ballpark not called Yankee Stadium.