[Babe Ruth, at opening of Yankee Stadium (baseball)] (LOC)

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[Babe Ruth, at opening of Yankee Stadium (baseball)]

[1923 Apr. 18]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Ruth [leading Yankees at opening game ceremony, 1923].
Corrected title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/274_bain.html

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517

General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.35768

Call Number: LC-B2- 5973-8


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    • 14/Apr/2021 18:25:08

    "On April 18th, 1923, the first day of the new baseball season, the gates of Yankee Stadium were opened and 74,200 people flooded through turnstiles, while another 25,000 were turned away – an amazing number, given that previous attendance record for a single game was 42,000 for the 1916 World Series in Boston. In an ironic twist, the first game was fittingly played against the Boston Red Sox, Babe’s former team. Even more fitting was that Babe Ruth hit the first homerun in the stadium on the opening day of the new ballpark – a three-run homerun, giving the Yankees the 4-1 win. As a response to Babe’s opening day homerun, sportswriter Fred Lieb referred to Yankee Stadium in his column as “The House That Ruth Built”. It was a nickname that quickly stuck. Given Babe’s great ability to draw a crowd, this reference to Yankee Stadium became a regular term and is still used as the great ballpark’s less-formal name." www.baberuthcentral.com/babesimpact/babe-ruths-legacy/the...