Chronological Tour: Stop 2

The House That Ruth Built



Gate 4 (home plate) entrance to Yankee Stadium, Sep-2007.

A view from the top of the left-field grandstand, Aug-2008.

The classic view from the upper deck of Yankee Stadium includes the Bronx County Courthouse.

Quick Facts: Rating: 4 baseballs
There’s still a sense of history about Yankee Stadium.

This is still the House That Ruth Built, the outfield Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle roamed, the pitcher’s mound where Don Larsen fired a perfect game in the 1956 World Series against Brooklyn.


The exhaust tower shaped like a Louisville Slugger
in front of gate 4, Aug-1992.
But it was also a modernized facility. The biggest upgrade in 1976 was to eliminate the pillars that obstructed many of the views for 51 years (the Yanks played at Shea Stadium while the renovations took place in 1974 and 1975, and also played a home game at Shea when a support beam in the seating bowl broke loose during the late 1990s).

However, several other features were altered, including a significant shortening of the outfield fence (it’s been shortened more since), and moving the flag pole and monuments from in play 467 feet from the plate in dead center to an area behind the fence in left-center. Upon seeing the revamped park for the first time, former shortstop Phil Rizzuto remarked, “The bullpen used to be in the bullpen.” Both wound up behind Monument Park, in the old power alley. Last, but not least for many fans, the old ornamental frieze was eliminated, with an ersatz one put in place only in the outfield.

Still, there was something about visiting the Big Ballyard in the Bronx, home of the most successful franchise in the majors, a club that won the World Series 26 times during its 84-season tenure at this venerable park.

A plan to build a new Yankee Stadium in nearby Macombs Dam Park was postponed in early 2002 by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg in the wake of a budget crisis resulting partly from expenses relating to the 11-Sep-2001 terrorist attacks. However, the new park was approved in 2005; ground broke in 2006 in the city park, across 161 Street from the current facility. The new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009.


Game # Date League Level Result
12 Fri 9-Jul-1976 American MLB NY YANKEES 2, Chi White Sox 1
15 Tue 2-Sep-1980 American MLB NY YANKEES 6, Oakland 1
45 Tue 12-Sep-1991 American MLB Boston 7, NY YANKEES 2
49 Sun 6-Oct-1991 American MLB NY YANKEES 7, Cleveland 4
72 Sun 23-Aug-1992 American MLB California 7, NY YANKEES 3, 10 inn
75 Fri 4-Sep-1992 American MLB NY YANKEES 6, Texas 3
77 Sun 13-Sep-1992 American MLB Kansas City 3, NY YANKEES 0
79 Sun 27-Sep-1992 American MLB Toronto 12, NY YANKEES 2
84 Mon 28-Jun-1993 American MLB NY YANKEES 8, Detroit 2
102 Thu 2-Sep-1993 American MLB NY YANKEES 7, Chi White Sox 1
103 Fri 3-Sep-1993 American MLB Cleveland 7, NY YANKEES 3
104 Sat 4-Sep-1993 American MLB NY YANKEES 4, Cleveland 0
112 Fri 17-Sep-1993 American MLB NY YANKEES 5, Boston 4
115 Wed 22-Sep-1993 American MLB Minnesota 5, NY YANKEES 2
120 Fri 1-Oct-1993 American MLB NY YANKEES 9, Detroit 6
121 Sun 3-Oct-1993 American MLB NY YANKEES 2, Detroit 1
122 Sun 10-Apr-1994 American MLB Detroit 8, NY YANKEES 3
137 Fri 29-Jul-1994 American MLB NY YANKEES 5, Cleveland 2
138 Sun 31-Jul-1994 American MLB NY YANKEES 4, Cleveland 1
191 Sun 24-Sep-1995 American MLB Detroit 8, NY YANKEES 3
197 Thu 4-Jul-1996 American MLB NY YANKEES 4, Milwaukee 1
231 Sat 7-Sep-1996 American MLB Toronto 3, NY YANKEES 2
232 Sun 8-Sep-1996 American MLB Toronto 4, NY YANKEES 2
237 Wed 18-Sep-1996 American MLB NY YANKEES 3, Baltimore 2, 10 inn
238 Thu 19-Sep-1996 American MLB NY YANKEES 9, Baltimore 3, 1st
239 Thu 19-Sep-1996 American MLB Baltimore 10, NY YANKEES 9, 2d
241 Sun 22-Sep-1996 American MLB NY YANKEES 4, Boston 3
242 Wed 25-Sep-1996 American MLB NY YANKEES 19, Milwaukee 2, 1st
243 Wed 25-Sep-1996 American MLB NY YANKEES 6, Milwaukee 2, 2d
253 Sun 13-Jul-1997 American MLB Detroit 3, NY YANKEES 1
294 Tue 16-Sep-1997 American MLB NY YANKEES 2, Boston 0, 1st
295 Tue 16-Sep-1997 American MLB NY YANKEES 4, Boston 3, 2d
296 Fri 19-Sep-1997 American MLB Toronto 3, NY YANKEES 0
297 Sun 21-Sep-1997 American MLB NY YANKEES 5, Toronto 4, 10 inn
349 Mon 21-Sep-1998 American MLB Cleveland 4, NY YANKEES 1
351 Sun 27-Sep-1998 American MLB NY YANKEES 8, Tampa Bay 3
354 Sun 11-Apr-1999 American MLB NY YANKEES 11, Detroit 2
384 Tue 31-Aug-1999 American MLB Oakland 3, NY YANKEES 2, 11 inn
398 Wed 22-Sep-1999 American MLB NY YANKEES 5, Chi White Sox 4
446 Wed 13-Sep-2000 American MLB NY YANKEES 3, Toronto 2
449 Mon 25-Sep-2000 American MLB Detroit 15, NY YANKEES 4
497 Tue 28-Aug-2001 American MLB NY YANKEES 4, Toronto 0
578 Wed 25-Sep-2002 American MLB NY YANKEES 4, Tampa Bay 3
728 Mon 20-Sep-2004 American MLB Toronto 6, NY YANKEES 3
729 Tue 21-Sep-2004 American MLB NY YANKEES 5, Toronto 3
733 Wed 6-Oct-2004 American MLB NY YANKEES 7, Minnesota 6, 12 inn
799 Wed 21-Sep-2005 American MLB NY YANKEES 2, Baltimore 1
858 Wed 27-Sep-2006 American MLB NY YANKEES 16, Baltimore 5
911 Wed 19-Sep-2007 American MLB NY YANKEES 2, Baltimore 1
913 Sat 22-Sep-2007 American MLB NY YANKEES 12, Toronto 11, 10 inn
961 Fri 29-Aug-2008 American MLB NY YANKEES 2, Toronto 1
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