On November 9, 2008 — Participants in a team-sponsored high school program aimed at helping Bronx youths pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction, along with a few players, remove rain-soaked dirt from the former Yankee Stadium and bring it across the street to the site of the team’s new $1.3 billion field. The soil is mixed with the new stadium’s dirt around home plate and pitcher’s rubber, which were also removed during the ceremony from the ‘House that Ruth Built’.

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