Monday, September 22, 2008

The last game on Yankee Stadium.

I guess it had to happen sooner or later. Yankee Stadium in the Bronx is closing it's doors after 85 years of winning tradition. An excerpt...

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter climbed the mound, surrounded by his teammates, and began the final farewell.

Microphone in hand, the New York captain addressed the 54,610 fans who came to say so long to Yankee Stadium, his words booming around the old ballpark where the voices of Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle had echoed years before.

"So take the memories from this stadium, add it to the new memories that come with the new Yankee Stadium and continue to pass them on from generation to generation," he said.

The winning tradition that began with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on April 18, 1923, ended with a 7-3 triumph over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday night. It was a bittersweet evening in which the Yankees staved off postseason elimination rather than add another title to their vast collection...

More on this right here!

My memories of the Stadium...well going to games on 1977, 78, 1992 and 2002. Reggie Jackson batting those three homers on the sixth game of the world series in '77 pop to mind.
Endless fun and exhilaration, tears and heartbreak, hope and renewal. That was the house that Ruth built. Now on to the house that Jeter built!

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