Thursday, March 06, 2008
Trying to capitalize on the last year of Yankee Stadium's ESPN plans to air a bunch of "vignettes" on the history of the park according to Newsday's Neil Best. Here are the details....
The series, called "Remembering the House that Ruth Built,'' will feature 10 episodes (one each day) starting March 22 and leading up to Opening Day, another 10 before the All-Star Game and another 10 before the regular-season finale.Not that ESPN cares, but Yankee Stadium isn't the only park in NYC that's shutting down. There are actually TWO teams in the city. Crazy I know.
Here are the first 10 subjects:
April 18, 1923 – first game at Stadium; Babe homers, Bosox lose
Sept. 30, 1927 – Babe hits his record 60th home run of the season
Nov. 10, 1928 – Knute Rockne urges a win for Gipper; Irish respond
June 19, 1936/June 22, 1938 – Schmeling upsets Louis; Louis KOs Schmeling
July 4, 1939 – Lou Gehrig considers himself lucky
Nov. 9, 1946 – Army and Notre Dame play to a scoreless tie
June 13, 1948 – Babe Ruth makes his final public appearance in a Yankees uniform
Aug. 17, 1948 – Ruth lays in state for two days
June 25, 1952 – Sugar Ray Robinson loses to Joe Maxim
Oct. 4, 1955 – Johnny Podres tosses a shutout; Dodgers win Series
ESPN vignettes to celebrate Stadium in Bronx (Watchdog)