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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 22 September 2008 13:50
Goodbye, Yankee Stadium

With last night’s 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees have officially ended their 85-year tenure in Yankee Stadium.

Next year, Yankee players and fans will walk across the street to new Yankee Stadium, the next home for the Bronx Bombers.

With the closing of baseball’s cathedral, here are some vital stats to consider…

  • First Yankee Game: April 23, 1923
  • Last Yankee Game: Sept. 21, 2008
  • Total Attendance: 151,959,005
  • Total Attendance, 2008: 4,298,543 (a new AL record)
  • Final Game Attendance: 54,610
  • Cost to Build Yankee Stadium: $2.5 million
  • Cost in Today’s Dollars: $30,140,103.57
  • Cost for new Yankee Stadium: $1.3 billion
  • Total days to build Yankee Stadium: 284 days
  • Total days to build new Yankee Stadium: 1 year, 8 months (if on time)
  • Final Yankees Record at Yankee Stadium: 4,133-2,430-17
  • Last Yankees at bat: Derek Jeter
  • First home run: Babe Ruth
  • Last home run: José Molina
  • First Game Score: 4-1 (Yankees over Red Sox)
  • Winning Pitcher (first game): Bob Shawkey
  • Losing Pitcher (first game): Howard Ehmke
  • Final Game Score: 7-3 (Yankees over Orioles)
  • Winning Pitcher (last game): Andy Pettitte
  • Losing Pitcher (last game): Chris Waters
  • There have been 24 managers who called Yankee Stadium home (from oldest to most recent)
    • Miller Huggins
    • Art Fletcher
    • Bob Shawkey
    • Joe McCarthy
    • Bill Dickey
    • Johnny Neun
    • Bucky Harris
    • Casey Stengel
    • Ralph Houk
    • Yogi Berra
    • Johnny Keane
    • Bill Virdon
    • Billy Martin
    • Dick Howser
    • Bob Lemon
    • Gene Michael
    • Clyde King
    • Lou Piniella
    • Dallas Green
    • Bucky Dent
    • Stump Merrill
    • Buck Showalter
    • Joe Torre
    • Joe Girardi
  • Factoid #1: First ballpark to be named a "Stadium"

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