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April 24, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Fans are set to return to Yankee Stadium tonight for the first time since a 500-pound steel joint crashed onto seats along the third-base line on April 13. No fans were in the ballpark at the time and no one was injured, but the stadium was closed. Repairs were made to the stadium, and city inspectors gave the building a thorough check and were scheduled to make a final pass over the 75-year-old Bronx stadium before this evening's game against the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees played a home game last week at Shea Stadium - home field of the New York Mets - and a series against the Tigers was moved to Detroit.
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July 23, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Despite George Steinbrenner's agreement to meet with the Rev. Jesse Jackson next week, picket lines will still go up this weekend outside Yankee Stadium over racially charged statements made by a team executive. While the New York Yankees are in California to play the Angels, demonstrators will march outside the Bronx ballpark today and tomorrow, said Charles S. Farrell of the National Rainbow Coalition. The flap was set off by comments attributed to Yankees vice president Richard Kraft in the current New York magazine.
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March 5, 2010 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
A deal has been completed to bring the first fight to Yankee Stadium in more than three decades. Promoter Bob Arum told the Associated Press last night that WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman will fight former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on June 5 at the new ballpark in the Bronx. The ring will be set up in right-centerfield with seating around the ring, in the rightfield bleachers and along the first-base line. Arum expects 30,000-35,000 ringside seats will go for $400 with the least expensive tickets priced at $50. Arum promoted the final bout at the old Yankee Stadium across 161st Street when Muhammad Ali fought Ken Norton on Sept.
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August 14, 1995 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The flags hung at half-staff, and the tears flowed. The familiar No. 7 covered Yankee Stadium's huge video screen, along with these words: "With Us Forever. " Mickey Mantle, 63, one of the greats of a team that has produced more great ballplayers than any other, who patrolled center field like no one else and who crushed some of the most monstrous home runs this grand old ballpark has seen, had died. And Yankee Stadium was holding a wake. "This is a very sad day for the Yankee organization," manager Buck Showalter said after the Yankees' 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians yesterday.
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March 9, 1999 | by Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
On the day Joe DiMaggio died, there were no crowds gathered outside Yankee Stadium. There was no unusual activity of any kind, not unless you counted the television satellite trucks arrayed around the perimeter of the property like sentinels outside a fortress. Or, as the TV producer-type said, a bit forlornly, "More reporters than people, huh?" The flags outside the stadium flew at half-staff in honor of DiMaggio, who died yesterday morning in Florida following a very public few months of illness.
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July 28, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
A monument to Mickey Mantle is being added to the area of Yankee Stadium known as Monument Park. The monument will be unveiled and dedicated during a ceremony Aug. 25 before the Yankees' game against the Oakland Athletics. The Mantle monument will be the fourth in the area behind the left-field fence, placed alongside granite and bronze memorials to Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Miller Huggins, a former Yankees manager. Mantle, a Hall of Fame centerfielder, died Aug. 13, 1995.
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June 16, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - It had been 223 days since the Phillies last stepped into Yankee Stadium, since Shane Victorino grounded out to second to set off a Yankees celebration, and since Charlie Manuel met with a silent group of 25 players in the visitors' clubhouse. "We didn't play our best baseball," Manuel told his players then. "We owe them one. " Leaning against the dugout railing before Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Yankees, Manuel remembered the conversation. What stuck out, the manager said, was the silent clubhouse after experiencing the ultimate failure for the first time in more than a year.
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July 13, 2008 | By JIM SALISBURY INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On Tuesday night, Yankee Stadium will host the 79th All-Star Game. The famed home of the New York Yankees, which was the site of All-Star Games in 1939, 1960 and 1977, will close its doors for good after the season and be replaced by a modern baseball palace, which is rising up next to the original in the Bronx. The Yankees have won 26 World Series, all since moving into Yankee Stadium in 1923, and greats such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter have called it home.
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April 17, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The successor to the House That Ruth Built may not be ideally suited for soccer. At least not for the players. It's a place where they have little room to roam. As scenic as the new Yankee Stadium may be, the dimensions of the field - it's the smallest in Major League Soccer - have forced the Union to alter their practice methods in preparation for their game there Thursday against New York City FC. The Union's home field, PPL Park in Chester, is 120 by 75 yards. Yankee Stadium's is 110 by 70. That might not sound like much of a difference, but it is to the Union.
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December 11, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - After defeating Temple on Nov. 15, Penn State became bowl-eligible, and from that point forward, the question of where the Nittany Lions would go in their first postseason opportunity since 2011 was a waiting game. First-year head coach James Franklin, athletic director Sandy Barbour and the rest of the Lions found out on Sunday that Penn State (6-6, 2-6 Big Ten) is Big Apple-bound, slated to play Boston College (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium.
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December 22, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
CLOSER TO the end of his long career than the start, Carlos Beltran finally got to put on the uniform of his favorite childhood team. The eight-time All-Star was introduced at a Yankee Stadium news conference yesterday after signing a 3-year deal worth $45 million that was agreed to 2 weeks ago but made official on Thursday. Sporting his No. 36 jersey and joined by his two daughters and his wife, Beltran talked about how much he admired the Yankees while growing up in Puerto Rico, and how close he came to joining them in 2005.
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April 1, 2013 | By William Ecenbarger
I first saw a major-league baseball game when I was 11 years old, and always, when the teams get ready to play again in the first week of April, the decades crumble away and the memory of the spring day returns with the persistence of gravity. It was Opening Day 1951, and my father took me to Yankee Stadium, where, just as they will Monday, the Yankees were playing the Boston Red Sox. We boarded the subway around noon. There was an enormous shudder of sound, then a screech, like a blade being sharpened, and a rush of hot air. The long ride to the Bronx was a rocking, light-flashing affair, and I neared Yankee Stadium as eager as Darwin approaching the Galapagos.
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March 25, 2013 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Both the infield and outfield of Yankee Stadium are growing on 1,000 acres of green farmland alongside Route 40 in Pilesgrove, Salem County. Drive past and watch the sky widen in the windshield as the pool-table-flat land stretches, with un-Jerseylike drama, toward the horizon. The farm's crop of inch-high Kentucky bluegrass is ultimately cut into 4-by-70-foot rolls of sod and shipped to what is arguably the premier address of Major League Baseball - known to some as the sport's home office.
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March 13, 2013
When Joe Blanton takes the mound for the first time in Angel Stadium with his new team, fans who have been oblivious to his career since he left the Phils may be a little surprised. Blanton, who signed with the Halos as a free agent in December, is about 30 pounds lighter than his normal 260. "I never looked at it like I needed to lose weight," Blanton said. "It just kind of happened. " Chipper Jones putting on pinstripes? The banged-up New York Yankees would love to have him. General manager Brian Cashman even said so Monday, expressing interest in the retired Atlanta Braves star.
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October 13, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Raul Ibanez strapped the goggles to his face and shook a bottle of champagne in the middle of the Yankees clubhouse. A teammate doused him in bubbly and it soaked his bald head and pinstriped pants. "That's all you can ask for," Ibanez said. Ten feet away, Alex Rodriguez danced. He too held a bottle and savored the moment he was prevented from creating. The Yankees defeated Baltimore, 3-1, Friday in the fifth game of an epic American League division series with their $275 million man benched and Ibanez, signed one day after spring training began, so pivotal.
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May 19, 2012 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
One-time Chicago Cubs wonderkid Kerry Wood went out the way he came in on Friday - with heat. In what he said would be his final game, Wood struck out Dayan Viciedo of the Chicago White Sox on three pitches - the last one a swing and a miss - in an eighth-inning relief stint. After he was lifted, his teammates joined Wood on the mound to congratulate him and he walked off the field to a rousing ovation, retiring at the age of 34. You don't have to be Cubs fan to get a bit choked up as Wood ends a career that started in dazzling style, but was hampered by injuries.
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May 15, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
EVEN KEVIN Millwood was caught up in Andy Pettitte's return to the big leagues. Still, he was happy to play the spoiler. Millwood pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and Casper Wells and Justin Smoak each hit a two-run homer, lifting the visiting Seattle Mariners past Pettitte and the New York Yankees, 6-2, Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. "I was watching him," Millwood said of Pettitte, who hadn't pitched since retiring after the 2010 season. "I think everybody was kind of curious.
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April 20, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - It was three hours before game time and Raul Ibanez was hacking away. In the batting tunnel underneath Yankee Stadium, Ibanez was taking one swing after another. For somebody who turns 40 on June 2, or even somebody much younger, this looked like an exhaustive exercise. The swings came off a tee at first and then Ibanez faced a pitcher. Each swing had a purpose, all 100 of them, or so it seemed. This is a routine Ibanez insists he does every day. In his mind, it's not too much to ask, doing a pre-batting practice workout, before getting more swings on the field.
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