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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 — ?

Yankee Stadium in 1923

Yankee Stadium 2008

New Yankee Stadium Opens 2009

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