When the Yankees announced that Nick Swisher would attend this year’s Old-Timers’ Day, you knew he would bring the energy. It appears he packed his bat, as well, because Swisher launched a monster home run to right field. He took Jeff Nelson deep to make it a laugher for the Bombers.
HOME RUN! Nick Swisher drives one into the 2nd deck on #OldTimersDay. pic.twitter.com/i3vjgDegij— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 17, 2018
The best part is that he wore a microphone, so you could listen to Swisher celebrate in all his glory. He spoke to Meredith Marakovits in the dugout after the homer, and he was excited.
“My man Nelly [Jeff Nelson] ... hooked me up right there! He didn’t want to throw me the nasty one. I don’t know. I just feel like I’m such a little kid. I was a little kid when I was a player. [I] Feel like every time you take the field, you get a lifetime pass to be a kid as long as you want. So, for me, it’s an honor to be here. I couldn’t believe that. You only dream about stuff like this.
For his efforts, Swisher was rewarded with a Gatorade shower.
.@NickSwisher with the post-game Gatorade shower. #OldTimersDay pic.twitter.com/L7ylhRdNy9— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 17, 2018
Swisher, 37, played four seasons with the Yankees from 2009 - 2012. Always a fan favorite, he hit .268./367/.483 with 105 home runs, good for 128 wRC+. He won a World Series ring in 2009 and made the All-Star team in 2010. Swisher locked back on with the Yankees in 2016, playing with the Triple-A RailRiders. He now splits his time as an analyst for Fox Sports and as a guest adviser for the Yankees in spring training.