On April 18, 1923, an overflow crowd of 74,200 attends the first game in the history of Yankee Stadium. Bob Shawkey beats Howard Ehmke and the Boston Red Sox, 4 – 1, Appropriately enough, Babe Ruth hits a three-run homer in the “House That Ruth Built,” highlighting the New York Yankees’ victory.
The Twins, formerly known as the Washington Senators before moving to Minnesota, play their first home game, losing to the ‘new’ expansion Washington Senators, 5-3 in front of a crowd of 24,606 at Metropolitan Stadium. The club’s move to the North Star State will attract 1,256,723 fans, third best in the American League, and far better than their last season in the nation’s capital, where the team drew only 743,404 fans, the worst gate in the league.
April 21, 1961
September 24, 1957
At Shea Stadium, the Cubs’ game is suspended due to a major black-out which darkens New York City. The Mets players amuse the crowd by performing antics in front of the headlights of cars which they drive onto the field.
July 13, 1977
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