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Yankee Stadium: A Sanctuary of Legends and Dreams

Yankee Stadium is not only a symbol of New York; it is more than an icon of baseball, it is the maximum representation of a sports stadium. This magical place is also known as “The House that Ruth Built” and it is referred as “The Stadium”; in fact, it was the first baseball park that used the term “Stadium” instead of “Field”, “Park” or “Grounds.”

In 1921, a year after changing baseball forever with the acquisition of Babe Ruth (the greatest baseball player ever) from the rival Red Sox, the Yankees purchased a territory of 10 acres in the Bronx from the estate of William Waldorf Astor. The New York Yankees shared the Polo Grounds stadium with the New York Giants since 1913.

On the Opening Day of the 1923 season, the Yankees played their first game in Yankee Stadium in front of a crowd of approximately 74,000 baseball fans that witnessed how Babe Ruth “The Bambino” hit the first homerun on this Stadium. Since that day, no other baseball stadium has been the host of more World Series games than Yankee Stadium.    
An amazing attraction within Yankee Stadium is Monument Park, which is located between the bullpens in Yankee Stadium; it is a place where the greatest Yankee players of all time are honored after their death with monuments and plaques; some of these players have the numbers of their uniforms retired.

A visit to this sanctuary of baseball where legends like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, Roger Maris and Reggie Jackson shared their love for this game will be an unforgettable experience. A new baseball season is near and players like Bernie Williams, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Gary Sheffield, Jason Giambi, Jorge Posada, Randy Johnson and Mike Mussina are waiting for you at Yankee Stadium.

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