This day in baseball: Construction of Yankee Stadium begins

Having shared the Polo Grounds with the Giants since 1913, the Yankees began construction on their ballpark in the Bronx on May 22, 1922. The stadium would become known as the ‘House that Ruth Built,’ due to Babe Ruth’s popularity and influence.

Yankee Stadium,1920s
The original Yankee Stadium, 1923 (public domain)

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