Tag Archives: Yankee Stadium

Bo knows air

  Bo Jackson is 54 years old today. Fifty-four! That doesn’t seem right, but Time doesn’t care. It means his peak was half a lifetime ago: He played the 1990 season — his last full baseball season — at 27 years old. In January 1991, he sustained that injury to his left hip and was

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A ballpark above Grand Central?

Came across an amusing anecdote in a collection of baseball stories (said to be true stories, pulled from various archives and news reports) first published in … imagine this … 1949. It seems that a man named Charles White proposed, back in 1912, of building a field on top of Grand Central Terminal in the

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The Mets jersey in Yankee Stadium

The Babe has a presence I finally made it out to Yankee Stadium ’09 yesterday. It was a gorgeous, mid-70s afternoon and I didn’t even need a seat in the shade to feel comfortable, but I had one, and I was. After emerging from the D train, I walked around Babe Ruth Plaza to pick

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What a destructive day!

March 26 is a big day in sports stadia demolition. Ten years ago today, the Kingdome was imploded; this is the demoversary. In New York today, another stadium from the ’70s saw the last section of its upper deck pulled down. On Aug. 21, 1983, I saw my first baseball game. It was Angels-Yankees, and

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Little Old New York

The still image above is from a British tourism film about New York City in 1963. Along with scenes from Idlewild (pre-JFK) Airport, Chinatown and the downtown skyline is a segment on Yankee Stadium. The footage was taken on July 25, 1963, which was the only home game against the Angels that year started by

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