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Friday December 4th 2020


Stats and Facts for Fans of Baseball’s Greatest Franchise, the New York Yankees

With the hot stove season in full swing and baseball news about free agents and trades dominating the headlines, for fans of baseball's greatest franchise, the Yankees, there is also a treasure trove of history to appreciate.  So enjoy:


Yankee Stadium Factoids and Oddities 

The original Yankee Stadium had 36 ticket booths and 40 turnstiles that ticked like clocks tallying up the gate.  F.C. Lane, in a 1923 issue of The Literary Digest, called it "the last word in ball parks."   Egotistical baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis arrived at the first game there via the subway. He was caught up in the swarm of bodies outside the gates and had to be rescued by the police. 

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