Yankee Stadium: Truly a Fantasy
Unless something unexpected occurs, Yankee Stadium will host its final game today, September 21, 2008. The House that Ruth Built officially closes its doors with a game against the Orioles.
Some facts about Yankee Stadium:
- Baseball has been played here for 85 1/2 years.
- Of the 601 World Series games in history, 100 have been played here.
- 11 no hitters
- 3 perfect games
- It was built in 284 days in 1992 – 1923
- Cost of the original = $2.5 million
- Cost of the new Yankee Stadium across 161st St. = $1.3 billion
- America’s first triple decker stadium
- First electric scoreboard 1959
- First replay scoreboard 1976
- April 18, 1923 — the Yankees defeated (who else?) Boston 4-1 as Ruth hit a homerun in the first game here.
- September 21, 2008 — ?