El Duque back in N.Y.
Orlando Hernandez and his high socks made it back to Yankee Stadium. There he was on the mound, across the street from where he helped the New York Yankees win three straight World Series titles from 1998-2000. “I feel great. It’s a big day for me after a lot of years,” El Duque said. “I come back today after maybe three or four years. I’m happy. I’m happy. I’m excited, you know?” He was introduced to a warm welcome at his first Old-Timers’ Day on Sunday in the Bronx. For the Yankees, it was the 67th time they’ve welcomed back their former players. “This is the one place that can still pull this off, because of the tradition and because of the fans,” Paul O’Neill (pictured) said. “The history of baseball seems to be here.” – Associated Press