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Remembering Yankee Stadium: Photos from the Big Ballpark in the Bronx

have been a lifelong Yankee fan, attending my first games at the original Yankee Stadium in the late 1950s.

Those were precious times for me, a nine- or 10-year-old kid, accompanied by my dad, to the stadium. My father seemed to be working all the time, so to have a day off just with him was a very special occasion. And the experience of the stadium itself was overwhelming to me: I had never encountered such huge crowds, loud noise or excitement.

Seeing the stadium for that first time—it was awesome.

It had the facades, the stands filled with noisy fans, and the monuments out in center field.

You could just feel the presence of all the great Yankee players of the past; it could bring a tear to your eye, or make ...

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