On January 10, 1983 — “The Yankee pin stripes belong to New York like Central Park, like the Statue of Liberty, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, like the Metropolitan Opera, like the Stock Exchange, like the lights of Broadway, etc.” – RICHARD S. LANE, ruling against the Yankees’ bid to play their first home games in Denver.A ruling by Acting Justice Richard S. Lane of State Supreme Court in Manhattan bars the Yankees from playing their opening series of the season against the Tigers at Denver’s Mile High Stadium. George Steinbrenner sought to move the three games fearing the renovations to the Bronx ballpark would not be completed on time, but the judge dismissed the rescheduling the games to Colorado, citing the owner ignored the obvious solution of playing the contests at Shea Stadium, the home of the Mets located seven miles away, or at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium.


National Pastime January 28

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