Today in History
April 18, 1923
“The House that Ruth Built” Opens
At a total cost of just $2.5 million, the first steel and concrete ballpark with three-tiered seating is dedicated by baseball's renowned Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis. "I'd give a year of my life if I can hit a home run in the first game in this new park," says Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth's third-inning homer into the outfield stands in the opening game clinches a Yankee victory over their long-standing rivals, the Boston Red Sox (Ruth's former ball club).
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Everyone wanted to see the Babe the day they retired his number; photographer Nat Fein saw the story.
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