1. Apr. 18, 1923
The first game at Yankee Stadium.
One of the greatest venues across America had it’s first ballgame on a Wednesday afternoon in front of a crowd of 74,200 people.
This is known as the contest that turned Yankee Stadium from a ballpark in the Bronx to “The House that Ruth Built.”
In the third inning, facing his former team, Babe Ruth christened the new stadium with a three-run home run that put the Yankees up 3-0, en route to a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.
In its 86 years of existence, Yankee Stadium hosted 6,581 regular season home games for the Bombers. It played host to World Series games, boxing matches, football games, soccer games, concerts and more making it a world famous destination.
In the Yankees illustrious history, some of the coolest moments have come on opening day.
Every year, the opportunity to do something great in the first game of the year comes, and almost every year one player rises to the occasion.
Today, we get to see if a member of the current Bronx Bombers can come through and earn a spot on next year’s list.