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20 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER AT YANKEE STADIUM

  • New York Yankees power batter Babe Ruth is seen in 1923. (AP Photo)

Stepping inside Fenway Park and Wrigley Field is like stepping back in time for a baseball fan. Yankee Stadium doesn?t have their character or charm. It was built in 1923 and modernized with a major renovation in the mid-1970s. But there?s a reason Yankee Stadium is arguably the most famous sporting venue on Earth. It has been the site of so many famous events. We picked 20, to help tell the story:

<b>1923 The opener (April 18, 1923)</b>

Three years after being sold from Boston to the Yankees, Babe Ruth homered into the right field stands, and New York defeated the Red Sox, 4-1, in the first game at ?The House that Ruth Built.?

<b>1927 Ruth hits No. 60 (Sept. 30, 1927) </b>

The ?27 Yankees were one of the greatest teams in baseball history, going 110-44. Lou Gehrig hit 47 home runs, and Babe Ruth hit 60, with the last one sent into the rightfield bleachers against Washington?s Zach Zachary.

<b>1928 Rockne?s ?Gipper? Speech (Nov. 10, 1928)</b>

Trailing Army 6-0, Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne urged his squad to ?win one for the Gipper.? The Irish rallied for a 12-6 victory in honor of former All-America George Gipp, who died in 1920.


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