THROWBACK THURSDAY: “The House that Babe Built” Opens

Yankee Stadium officially opened on April 18, 1923, with the Yankees’ first home game, against the Boston Red Sox. According to the New York Evening Telegram, “everything smelled of … fresh paint, fresh plaster and fresh grass.” At 3 pm, composer-conductor John Philip Sousa led the Seventh (“Silk-Stocking”) Regiment Band in playing The Star-Spangled Banner. […]