New York Yankees
New York Yankees first played ball in 1903 and since that time
over 1,200 ball players have had the privilege of putting on the
1903 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the Baltimore franchise
and moved it to New York. The team first starting playing at the
Park. In 1913, the team changed its name to the Yankees, inspired
by the flags in Hilltop Park, and moved to the Polo
Grounds. They played there for ten years. In 1921, the Yankee
fans began to outnumber the Giants fans. Jacob Ruppert, who bought
the team from Farrell and Devery, was asked to take his team and
leave the Polo Grounds.
a year after the Yankees purchased Babe Ruth from the Boston Red
Sox, the Yankees issued a press release to announce the purchase
of 10 acres of property in the west Bronx and their intentions
on building a new stadium. Within a year, Yankee
Stadium was ready for its first game on April 18, 1923 against
the Red Sox. The Yankees had a home that would soon be nicknamed
"The House That Ruth Built" because it was undeniable
that Ruth's drawing power made the stadium possible. Over 74,000
fans packed Yankee Stadium for their first look at their team's
new stomping grounds and what would prove to be the most famous
ballpark in history.
rendering of the new
Yankee Stadium in 2009.
recent history was made when the new
Yankee Stadium, under construction since 2007 finally open
in 2009 at a cost of $1.3 billion, the most expensive stadium
ever built in the United States.
Supporters of the idea countered criticism by traditional Yankee
fans by stating that the new stadium will ensure that the Yankees
will at least remain in New York. In addition, the new stadium
plans turned out to be more true to the original 1923 version
(following major renovations in 1975). It also incorporated old
Monument Park - encompassing the several dozen plaques and freestanding
monuments to team greats that had always been part of the old
modern amenities to the new stadium include a Hard Rock Cafe and
a NYY Steak restaurant with the addition of nearly 50 more luxury
box seats between the second level and upper deck. Getting
there is also easier with a new MetroNorth
train to Yankee Stadium from Grand Central Station which relieves
the overcrowding for fans getting
to the stadium on game days by subway.
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if you are not a baseball fan you know who the New York Yankees
are. According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the New
York Yankees have better representation than any other club, with
23 members. This world famous team is known if not for their current
fame then for the legends that played on the team in the past.
the man not the candy bar, was the best thing that ever happened
in sports history. Who hasn't heard of Lou
Mantle, and Yogi
Berra? Add to that names like Derek
Rodriguez, and other top players on the team this season and
it's clear that the Yankee legacy lives on ...
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