Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Swan Song For The House That Ruth Built

This article, written by Stuart Miller, is from the American History magazine August 2008 issue.

Babe Ruth greets his fans at Yankee Stadium in April 1926.

Yankee Stadium faces the wrecking ball after decades of glory that helped define the American Century.

Fans arrive in Model T Fords for the inaugural game at Yankee Stadium on April 18, 1923.

Caught in action between the umpire and Detroit Tigers Ray Hayworth, the Babe slides home at Yankee Statdium on August 15, 1933.

A young vendor hawks souvenir programs at one of the 37 World Series the stadium hosted.

An ailing Bambino makes his final appearance at Yankee Stadium's 25th anniversary in June, 1948, when his uniform number - 3 - was retired.


Major Pepperidge said...

I'm not even a Yankees fan, but it saddens me to see yet another incredibly historic ballpark replaced. Maybe I haven't been paying attention, but there wasn't as much of an outcry as I might have expected.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

I agree with you Major. I would imagine the outcrys will pick up some momentum as the season comes to a close.

walterworld said...

Sad to see indeed.

Now only Fenway and Wrigley remain...