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Marty Appel’s Pinstripe Empire and the Legend of Casey Stengel’s Lost Shoe

"Yankee Stadium," and fans think "World Series." The New York Yankees have won 108 World Series games, but, ironically, they lost the first one ever played at the Stadium.

In his new book, Pinstripe Empire, Marty Appel sheds new light on the first World Series home run hit at Yankee Stadium.

The New York Giants had beaten the Yankees in the 1921 and 1922 World Series. The teams were meeting for the third consecutive season in 1923, with the Giants favored to make it three in a row.

The score was 4-4 with the Giants batting in the ninth inning. Right-hander Bullet Joe Bush retired the dangerous Ross Youngs on a line drive to center fielder Whitey Witt and then retired Irish Meusel, Yankees' left fielder Bob Meusel's brother, on ...

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