The New York Yankees have invited television icon and "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" host Regis Philbin to be honored with the ceremonial first pitch on Monday, Sept. 19, prior to the 1:05 p.m. game vs. the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees are honoring the Emmy-winning New Yorker in recognition of his nearly three decades as host of "LIVE," which originated in 1983 as a local New York program. Twenty-nine seasons later, "LIVE" is one of the most successful shows in daytime television history. The honor comes as Philbin prepares to leave the program, with his last day on air scheduled for Nov. 18.
A native of the Bronx, Philbin is a lifetime Yankees fan who grew up in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. Fans of "LIVE" have known well his highs and lows, triumphs and tribulations as he has lived through every game of every season of his beloved Bronx Bombers.