Yankeeography

Season 5 Episode 9

Yankee Stadium

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Aired Unknown Aug 20, 2008 on
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Yankee Stadium
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John Sterling guides us through the magical history of Yankee Stadium.
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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.

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