List of events at Yankee Stadium (1923)

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Yankee Stadium was home to the New York Yankees from 1923-1973, and 1976-2008.

Yankee Stadium is a stadium that opened in 1923 and closed in 2008. It was primarily the home field of the New York Yankees professional baseball club for over eight decades, but it also hosted football games, boxing matches, live concerts, and Papal visits in its 85 years of existence.

1920s[edit]

1930s[edit]

  • May 30, 1932: The Yankees dedicate a monument in center field to Miller Huggins, their former manager who had died in 1929. It is the beginning of the Stadium's Monument Park.[5]
  • June 19, 1936: German ex-heavyweight champion boxer Max Schmeling defeats American and not-yet-champion Joe Louis, in an upset that was used as propaganda by the Nazi regime.[6][7]
  • August 27, 1938: Yankees pitcher Monte Pearson throws a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians.
  • June 22, 1938: Now-heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis defeats Max Schmeling, in a rematch of their 1936 bout, again played up by both countries for propaganda purposes.[8][7]
  • October 9, 1938: the Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs 8–3 to win the 1938 World Series, four games to none.
  • July 4, 1939: the Yankees celebrate "Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day". Gehrig, up until months prior had put together a career-spanning streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, but was now forced out of action permanently by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and was unbeknownst to the public to be dying. Gehrig delivered his famous "Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech in pregame ceremonies dedicated to him.[9]

1940s[edit]

  • May 15, 1941: Joe DiMaggio begins his Major League record 56-game hitting streak with a single off of Eddie Smith of the Chicago White Sox.[10]
  • October 5, 1942: the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Yankees 4–2 to win the 1942 World Series, four games to one.
  • April 30, 1946: Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller throws a no-hitter against the Yankees.
  • May 28, 1946: First night game at Yankee Stadium; Washington Senators defeat the Yankees 2–1.
  • October 6, 1947: the Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers 5–2 to win the 1947 World Series, four games to three.
  • June 13, 1948: the Yankees hold a tribute to Babe Ruth and the 25th anniversary of the opening of Yankee Stadium; the event yields a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a dying Ruth, from behind, facing right field and using a bat as a cane.[11]
  • August 17-18, 1948: Babe Ruth lies in repose at Yankee Stadium following his death on August 16.[12][13][14]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
  • October 2, 1963: in Game 1 of the 1963 World Series, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax records a then-record 15 strikeouts against the Yankees.
  • October 4, 1965: Pope Paul VI celebrates Mass at the Stadium.[7][16]
  • May 14, 1967: Yankees player Mickey Mantle hits his 500th career home run.
  • August 29, 1967: The longest game (by innings) ever played at Yankee Stadium occurs, when the Yankees record a 20-inning 4–3 victory over their biggest rivals, the Boston Red Sox.
  • June 8, 1969: the Yankees retire the uniform number 7 of Mickey Mantle on Mickey Mantle Day. Mantle is presented with a plaque by Joe DiMaggio to hang on the center field fence, and Mantle presents DiMaggio with his plaque. These are the last plaques to be placed in play prior to the stadium's renovation.

1970s[edit]

  • September 23, 1973: In the last National Football League game at the stadium, the Giants and Philadelphia Eagles play to a 23–23 tie.[7]
  • September 30, 1973: the Detroit Tigers defeat the Yankees 8–5 in the final game prior to the stadium's renovation.
  • September 28, 1976: with police officers demonstrating outside the stadium as a part of a labor action, Muhammad Ali comes from behind to defeat Ken Norton. It is the last boxing match to be staged at Yankee Stadium.[7]
  • October 14, 1976: Yankees player Chris Chambliss hits a "walk-off" home run to win Game 5 of the 1976 American League Championship Series by a score of 7–6 and clinch a World Series berth for the Yankees. As Chambliss rounded the bases, thousands of fans stormed the field in celebration, impeding Chambliss' trip to home plate.
  • October 21, 1976: the Cincinnati Reds defeat the Yankees 7–2 to win the 1976 World Series, four games to none.
  • October 18, 1977: the Yankees defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8–4 to win the 1977 World Series, four games to two. Reggie Jackson hits three home runs on three consecutive pitches, including a third home run that reached "the black" section in the center field bleachers.
  • August 6, 1979: in a nationally televised game, the Yankees defeat the Baltimore Orioles 5–4. The game was the same day as the funeral for departed Yankees captain Thurman Munson. The team attended the funeral in Canton, Ohio earlier in the day and flew to New York for an emotional game. Bobby Murcer drove in all five runs for the Yankees, including a "walk-off" two-run single.
  • October 2, 1979: during the first of his many Pastoral Trips during his Papacy, Pope John Paul II celebrates Mass at the Stadium for World Justice and Peace.[7]

1980s[edit]

  • October 28, 1981: the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Yankees 9–2 to win the 1981 World Series, four games to two.[17]
  • July 4, 1983: Yankees pitcher Dave Righetti throws a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox. He is the first Yankee to pitch a no hitter since 1956.[18][19]
  • July 24, 1983: the Pine Tar Incident involving Kansas City Royals player George Brett occurs. Brett hit a "go-ahead" home run in the eighth inning of the game to give the Royals a 5–4 lead. Billy Martin protested that Brett's bat had too much pine tar on it. The umpires overturned the home run and ruled Brett out, resulting in him furiously charging out of the dugout. The Royals' protest of the game was eventually upheld. The game was resumed at Yankee Stadium on August 18 in front of a crowd estimated at 1200.[20]

1990s[edit]

  • June 21, 1990: Nelson Mandela is welcomed by 80,000 people at the beginning of an 11 day tour of the United States, after being released from prison in South Africa.[7]
  • June 22, 1990: Billy Joel becomes the first artist to perform a rock concert at Yankee Stadium. The performance was released on VHS/DVD.[21]
  • August 29, 1992: U2 perform in concert on their Zoo TV Tour, with select footage from the performance appearing in the band's music video "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses".
  • September 4, 1993: Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott throws a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians.[22][23]
  • June 10-11: 1994: Pink Floyd perform in concert for two shows, the final concerts at the stadium.[24]
  • May 14, 1996: Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden throws a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners.[25]
  • October 9, 1996: in Game 1 of the 1996 American League Championship Series between the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles, Derek Jeter hits a controversial home run. Jeter hit a fly ball to right field towards Orioles outfielder Tony Tarasco, but a fan named Jeffrey Maier reached over the outfield fence to catch the ball, interfering with Tarasco's ability to catch it. The umpires ruled it to be a home run, which tied the game. Bernie Williams would later hit a "walk-off" home run in the eleventh inning to win the game for the Yankees, 5–4.[26][27]
  • October 26, 1996: the Yankees defeat the Atlanta Braves 3–2 to win the 1996 World Series, four games to two. The title is the Yankees' first since 1978.[28]
  • May 17, 1998: Yankees pitcher David Wells throws a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins.[29][30]
  • July 18, 1999: Yankees pitcher David Cone throws a perfect game against the Montreal Expos; the first interleague perfect game since Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Coincidentally, it occurs on "Yogi Berra Day", with a pregame ceremony featuring Don Larsen throwing out the first ball, with Berra catching; Berra caught Larsen's perfect game in 1956.[31][32]
  • October 27, 1999: the Yankees defeat the Atlanta Braves 4–1 to win the 1999 World Series, four games to none. It is the second consecutive title the Yankees have swept and overall, dating back to the 1996 World Series, the twelfth straight World Series game the Yankees have won.[33]

2000s[edit]

  • September 23, 2001: A memorial service, titled "Prayer for America," is held at Yankee Stadium to remember the victims of the September 11 attacks.[34][35]
  • October 30, 2001: Before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series, President George W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch. He is the first President since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the World Series.[36][37]
  • October 31, 2001: in Game 4 of the 2001 World Series, Tino Martinez hits a game-tying home run off Arizona Diamondbacks closer Byung-Hyun Kim with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Derek Jeter hits the winning walk-off home run in the tenth inning to win the game 4–3.[38]
  • November 1, 2001: Game 5 of the 2001 World Series is the first World Series game to begin in November. In an ending similar to the previous game, Scott Brosius of the Yankees hits a game-tying home run off Byung-Hyun Kim with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Alfonso Soriano hits a game-winning single in the twelfth inning to win the game for the Yankees, 3–2.[39]
  • June 11, 2003: six pitchers from the Houston Astros combine to no-hit the Yankees. It is the first time that the Yankees had been no-hit at Yankee Stadium since 1952. It also establishes a Major League record for the most pitchers combining to no-hit an opponent.[40][41]
  • October 16, 2003: in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series between the Yankees and Red Sox, the Yankees rally in the eighth inning off Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez to tie the score after trailing 5–2. After Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera threw three shutout innings of relief, Aaron Boone hit a "walk-off" home run in the eleventh inning to clinch the series and send the Yankees to the World Series.[42][43]
  • October 25, 2003: the Florida Marlins defeat the Yankees, 2–0, to win the 2003 World Series, four games to two.[44][45]
The stage for Pope Benedict XVI's mass at Yankee Stadium
  • October 20, 2004: in Game 7 of the 2004 American League Championship Series, the Boston Red Sox defeat the Yankees 10–3 to become the first team in Major League history to win a seven-game series after losing the first three games.[46][47]
  • April 20, 2008: Pope Benedict XVI leads Mass at Yankee Stadium celebrating the bicentennial of the Archdiocese of New York.[48][49]
  • July 14, 2008: the 2008 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby takes place. Josh Hamilton hits a record 28 home runs in the first round of the competition, drawing chants of his name from the Yankee Stadium crowd. Justin Morneau defeats Hamilton in the final round of the competition.
  • July 15, 2008: the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game takes place. The American League defeats the National League 4–2 in 15 innings, after Michael Young hits the game-winning sacrifice fly. The game was the longest All-Star Game in history, lasting 4 hours and 50 minutes, while the 15 innings tied the previous All-Star Game record.
  • September 21, 2008: the Yankees defeat the Baltimore Orioles 7–3 in the last baseball game in Yankee Stadium history. In pregame ceremonies, former Yankees players were honored and took their positions on field. Babe Ruth's daughter threw out the ceremonial first pitch. José Molina hit the final home run while Mariano Rivera threw the final pitch in the stadium's history. After the game, the Yankees gathered in the infield while Derek Jeter made a speech to honor the fans' support of the team.[50]

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