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April 18, 2005

This Day in Yankee History

1923 In front of over 72,000 fans, Yankee Stadium opens with Babe Ruth hitting the park's first home run, a two-run homer off Red Sox hurler Howard Ehmke, which helps beat Boston, 4-1. The new $2.5 million ballpark is the first to feature three decks.

1929 In his first at-bat since his marriage yesterday, Babe Ruth hits a home run. As he rounds second base tips his hat to his new bride, Claire Hodgson.

1950 The Yankees win 15-10 after trailing 9-0 in the sixth to the Red Sox.

Posted by TC at April 18, 2005 01:01 AM

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$2.5 million? Slay-Rod makes about that much in a month.

Posted by: Jon at April 18, 2005 07:00 AM