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Yankee Stadium has the following outfield dimensions:
Left Field Line - 318 Feet
Straightaway Left Field - 379 Feet
Left Center - 399 Feet
Straightaway Center Field - 408 Feet
Right Center - 385 Feet
Straightaway Right Field - 353 Feet
Right Field Line - 314 Feet
Some defining characteristics of Yankee Stadium include:
-Monument Park - Where the Yankees display the monuments that have been dedicated for past players and events, and also display the plaques for each of their retired numbers.
-The Frieze - The white frieze runs along the bleacher billboards and scoreboard.
-The Big Bat - A 138 foot bat stands outside Yankee Stadium's main entrance and is a common meeting place for fans.
-"God Bless America" - This song is played right before the seventh inning stretch at every Yankees game since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
-Theme from "New York, New York" - After every game, a recording of this Frank Sinatra song is played.
Yankee Stadium has been the host of the MLB All Star Game four times: 1939, 1960, 1977, and 2008.
Babe Ruth hit the first ever homerun at Yankee Stadium, a three-run shot that helped the Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox, 4-1.
Yankee Stadium has hosted numerous other events besides baseball including boxing, football, and papal visits.
Yankee Stadium has a capacity of 57,545.
Yankee Stadium was the home of 26 World Series Championships since its opening.
Yankee Stadium underwent renovations in 1973, causing the New York Yankees to play at Shea Stadium for two seasons while the construction was going on.
Yankee Stadium was opened in 1923 and will be knocked down after the 2008 season. The new Yankee Stadium will be opening for the 2009 season across the street and cost $1.6 billion to build.
When he was traded to the Yankees, he had to change positions from Shortstop to Third Base, due to Derek Jeter's lock on the Shortstop position. He also had to change his uniform number from 3 to 13, due to the fact that one of the Yankees' retired numbers is 3 (Babe Ruth).
Has won the American League Most Valuable Player award in 2003, 2005, and 2007.
In the 90's, A-Rod was part of the trio of the game's greatest shortstops: A-Rod, Derek Jeter, and Nomar Garciaparra.
Made his major league debut on July 8, 1994 for the Seattle Mariners.
Is commonly referred to as A-Rod.
On October 28, 2007, Rodriguez, at the recommendation of his agent, opted out of the final three years of his contract with the Yankees. On December 13, 2007, Rodriguez announced the signing of a new 10-year contract with the Yankees, reportedly worth $275 million and $30 million more if he breaks the all-time home run record of 762, making it the richest contract in baseball history.
David Wells pitched a perfect game for the Yankees during the 1998 season. David Cone would pitch a perfect game of his own the following year.
The Yankees won their 24th World Series Championship in 1998.
The Yankees' 114 wins was two wins short of the MLB record for wins in a season. The Cubs and Mariners both achieved 116 wins in a season.
In Andy's minor league career he went 51-22, with a 2.49 ERA in 113 starts.
Andy Pettitte has won 4 championships with the Yankees.
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