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Old Yankee Stadium 1923 - 2008

Status: Demolished in 2009

Address:  E 161 Street and River Ave, Bronx, NY

Capacity:  58,000

Cost to construct: $2.5 Million, $100 Million Renovations (74 - 76) 

Architect: Osborn Engineering 

Owner: New York Yankees

 

The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature: Monument Park that used to be in playing field.

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

       Left Field:       318 (281)

       Left Center:    399 (460)

       Center Field:   408 (490)

       Right Center:  370 (429)

       Right Field:     314 (295)

 

Game 04/18/1923

Red Sox 1, Yankees 4

Umpires Tommy Connolly, Billy Evans, Ducky Holmes

Managers Miller Huggins, Yankees

Frank Chance, Red Sox

Starting Pitchers Bob Shawkey, Yankees

Howard Ehmke, Red Sox

Ceremonial Pitch New York Governor Alfred E. Smith

Attendance 74,200

Batting

Batter Chick Fewster (ground out)

Hit George H. Burns (single)

Run Bob Shawkey

RBI Joe Dugan

Single George Burns

Double Bob Meusel

Triple Norm McMillan

Home Run Babe Ruth

Grand Slam Tris Speaker (06/09/1923)

IPHR Sam Rice (04/25/1923)

Stolen Base Joe Harris, George H. Burns (04/19/1923)

Sacrifice Hit Everett Scott

Sacrifice Fly Joe Dugan (04/21/1923)

Cycle Goose Goslin (08/28/1924)

Pitching

Win Bob Shawkey

Loss Howard Ehmke

Shutout Sad Sam Jones (04/24/1923)

Hit by Pitch Bob Shawkey hit Chick Fewster

Wild Pitch Alex Ferguson (04/19/1923)

Balk Fred Heimach (05/05/1923)

No-Hitter Monte Pearson (08/27/1938)

Perfect Games Don Larsen (10/08/1956) [World Series]

David Wells (05/17/1998)

David Cone (07/18/1999)

 

Last Game

09/21/2008

 

Orioles 3, Yankees 7

  Umpires Angel Hernandez, Marty Foster, Derryl Cousins, Eric Cooper

  Managers Joe Girardi, Yankees;Dave Trembley, Orioles

  Starting Pitchers Andy Pettitte, Yankees;Chris Waters, Orioles

  Attendance 54,610

Batting

  Batter Brian Roberts (ground out)

  Hit Jason Giambi (single)

  Run Brett Gardner

  RBI Robinson Cano

  Single Jason Giambi

  Double Kevin Millar

  Triple Adam Jones

  Home Run Jose Molina

  Grand Slam Alex Rodriguez (09/14/2008)

  IPHR Chris Duffy (06/08/2007)

  Stolen Base Bobby Abreu

  Sacrifice Hit Brian Roberts (09/19/2008)

  Sacrifice Fly Robinson Cano

  Cycle Tony Fernandez (09/03/1995)

Pitching

  Win Andy Pettitte

  Loss Chris Waters

  Shutout Alfredo Aceves, Brian Bruney, Damaso Marte,

  Mariano Rivera (09/20/2008)

  Save Mariano Rivera (09/19/2008)

  Hit by Pitch Jim Miller hit Derek Jeter (09/20/2008)

  Wild Pitch Brian Burres (09/20/2008)

  Balk Matt Garza (09/13/2008 game2)

  No-Hitter Roy Oswalt, Peter Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge,

  Octavio Dotel, Billy Wagner (06/11/2003)

Fielding

  Putout Cody Ransom

 

Hosted Events

World Series: 1923, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003

All Star Games: 1939, 1960, 1977, 2008

 

Some of this data is from: Retrosheet.org

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