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Yankee Stadium opening day...

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April 18, 1923

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, April 18, 1923

* Yankee Stadium opening day
* 'The House That Ruth Built' opens
* New York Yankees new home begins

This 48 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 36: "MARKS BROKEN IN ATTENDANCE" and "Cincinnati and Chicago have New Figures; Yankee Stadium is Dedicated" with subhead: "Yanks' Stadium Fandom's Mecca"

This would be the day the house that Ruth built would begin it's dominance in MLB for the Yankees.

Other news of the day. Usual browning with some margin wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The original Yankee Stadium is a stadium located in The Bronx in New York City, New York. It served as the home baseball park of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees from 1923 to 1973 and after extensive renovations, from 1976 to 2008. Located at East 161st Street and River Avenue, the stadium has a capacity of 57,545 and hosted 6,581 Yankees regular season home games during its 85-year history. It was also the former home of the New York Giants football team, as well as the host of twenty of boxing's most famous fights and three Papal Masses. The stadium's nickname, "The House That Ruth Built" comes from the iconic Babe Ruth, the baseball superstar whose prime years coincided with the beginning of the Yankees' winning history.

Yankee Stadium is one of the most famous venues in the United States, having hosted a variety of events and many historic moments during its existence. Its primary occupants, the Yankees, have won more World Series championships (26) than any other major league club and Yankee Stadium has hosted 37 World Series, more than any other baseball stadium. The Stadium also hosted the major-league All-Star Game four times: 1939, 1960, 1977, and, as part of its curtain call, 2008.

In 2006, the Yankees began construction on a new $1.8 billion stadium in public parkland adjacent to the original Yankee Stadium. The new stadium opened in 2009, and most of the old stadium, including the above-ground structure, is to be demolished to become parkland.

The first game at the stadium was held on April 18, 1923, with the Yankees beating the Boston Red Sox 4–1. The final game at the stadium was held on September 21, 2008, with the Yankees beating the Baltimore Orioles 7–3.

Category: The 20th Century