First Opening Day Game at Old Yankee Stadium

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BABE RUTH HITS FIRST HOMER OF ’23 BALL SEASON

Yankees Dedicated New Stadium with 4 to 1 Win Over Red Sox

74,200 See Opening of New Grounds

By Associated Press

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New York, Apr. 18 – Before a record throng announced at 74,200, the New York Yankees, American League champions, opened their new new stadium and the 1923 season today with a 4 to 1 triumph over the Boston Red Sox.

The Yankees did all of their scoring in the third inning, Babe Ruth getting off to a lusty start in his 1923 home run campaign by driving (the ball) into the right field bleachers for the circuit, scoring (Whitey) Witt and (Joe) Dugan ahead of him. Bob Shawkey, veteran Yankee hurling star, pitched brilliantly, holding the Red Sox to three hits, one of which, a triple by McMillan, scored the only Boston run in the seventh. (Howard) Ehmke (of Boston) was effective except in the third inning.

~ Associated Press, Albert Lea (MN) Evening Tribune, April 19, 1923, Page 8.

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April 18, 1923 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
BOSTON 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
NEW YORK 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 1

 

PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO
BOSTON            
Ehmke L (0-1) 7.0 7 4 4 3 4
Fullerton 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
BOSTON TOTALS 8.0 7 4 4 4 5
             
NEW YORK            
Shawkey W (1-0) 9.0 3 1 1 2 5
NEW YORK TOTALS 9.0 3 1 1 2 5

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EXTRA BASE HITS

BOSTON: 3BH – MCMILLAN (1).

NEW YORK: 2BH: MEUSEL (1); SCOTT (1).

                           HR: RUTH (1).

 UMPIRES: TOMMY CONNOLLY, BILLY EVANS, DUCKY HOLMES.

 ATTENDANCE: 74,200.

 TIME: 2 HOURS TEN MINUTES.

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eagle-0rangeBill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas

https://bill37mccurdy.com/

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2 Responses to “First Opening Day Game at Old Yankee Stadium”

  1. Dennis Corcoran Says:

    Hi Bill.
    Just for your information I was a tour guide at the old Yankee Stadium in 2002.

  2. gregclucas Says:

    Two hours and ten minutes, eh?

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