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Jeter Street?

New York Yankees fans may soon be able to meet outside the Bronx stadium at the corner of Jeter Street and Rivera Avenue.  Cary Goodman, who runs the area’s business improvement district, is petitioning City Council to rename East 161st Street between Gerard and River avenues after Derek Jeter, the Yankees retired shortstop.  Read more here.

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Notre Dame Football to Sport Baseball Pinstripes Saturday

When the Notre Dame football team takes on Syracuse for the annual Shamrock Series on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees won’t be there, but their pinstripes will.   Read more here.

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Take Me Out to…Election 2020?

Can’t escape politics on television, cable and online news, or social media, go to the ballpark. Hmmm? Maybe not. Supporters of President Donald Trump unveiled a large “Trump 2020” banner during a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Sunday.  Read more here.

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Under Pressure, Yankees Decide to Expand Protective Netting

The New York Yankees said Sunday they’ll install more protective netting in its Bronx ballpark — and the dad of a toddler who was struck by a foul ball two weeks ago said the decision came not a moment too soon.  Read more here.  Father describes ordeal here.

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Supreme Court Justice Shows Up in ‘The Judge’s Chambers’

While Aaron Judge was tearing up baseball earlier this season, the New York Yankees cleverly set up a cozy section in right field called “The Judge’s Chambers,” complete with dark robes and foam gavels for fans, plus faux wood paneling. On Thursday, one of those seats was graced by an actual Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor.  Read more and view photos here.  View video here.

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Old Ballpark Blueprints Are Works of Art

It may have been known as “The House That Ruth Built,” but the original Yankee Stadium was actually built by an engineering company from Cleveland.  Osborn Engineering, the firm that built it, was founded in 1892 and got its start on bridges, roadways, and other civil engineering projects.  Read more and view blueprints here.

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All Rise — Court is in Session at Yankee Stadium

Inspired by rookie power hitter Aaron Judge, some New York Yankees fans have shown up at the ballpark in judges’ robes and white wigs.  Now, the team has made it official — with faux wood paneling to resemble a courtroom’s jury box, the team has officially marked three rows in section 104 as the “Judge’s Chambers.”  Read more and view photos here.

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Yankees Unveil Ballpark Enhancements

New York Yankees LogoNew enhancements will be developed this offseason at Yankee Stadium, including the Sunrun Kids Clubhouse, MasterCard Batter’s Eye Decks, Bullpen Landings, AT&T Sports Lounge and Budweiser Party Decks.  Read more and view renderings here.

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America’s Pastime: Motorcycles and Baseball—Episodes 1 & 2

Red Sox SocksNew York Yankees Logoharley-davisdson-logoAt the root of it, this trip was all about stitching together a tour to see baseball.  It was about combining the iconic American motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, with the iconic American pastime.  First two up:  Visits to Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium.  Watch Fenway Park visit here.  Watch Yankee Stadium visit here.

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All About the Flags at Yankee Stadium

New York Yankees LogoThe flags that flutter atop the roofline of Yankee Stadium during each homestand, representing every major league team based on the order of the division standings, have to get there somehow, and for 26 years that task has fallen to Clinton Thomas and his team.  Read more and see photos here.

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New York City FC Debut at Yankee Stadium, Baseball Players Raise Concerns About Turf

New York City FCNew York City FC won their first-ever game at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, as they defeated the New England Revolution 2-0 in front of a crowd of 45,307.  Read more here.  Not everyone is happy about the situation, including Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira.  Read more here.

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New Bronx Baseball Murals Knit Neighborhood to Yankee Stadium

New York Yankees LogoBaseball culture extends far outside the gates of Yankee Stadium with Bronx Bombers greats immortalized along streets heading east as part of the 161 Street Business Improvement District’s baseball mural series.  Read more and watch video here.  View murals gallery here.

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Derek Jeter Says Goodbye to Yankee Stadium in Dramatic Fashion

DJ 2With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Derek Jeter stroked the winning hit and ended his Yankee Stadium career the way he had ended so many games — with both arms raised in celebration.  The 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles was his 1,627th regular-season victory as a New York Yankee.  Read more here from the New York TimesWatch ESPN video here.

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Ballpark Quirks: Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park

Sports IllustratedNew York Yankees LogoIn a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park.  Read more and view photos here.

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NYCFC, Yankees Outline Plans for Soccer-Friendly Yankee Stadium

New York City F.C. LogoNew York Yankees LogoThe expansion New York City FC announced Monday that they will open their Major League Soccer (MLS) existence next year at Yankee Stadium.  Officials from both the soccer club and New York Yankees outlined the plans to turn the venue into one that is suited for both baseball and soccer games on a consistent basis.  Read more and watch news conference here.

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New York City F.C. to Play at Yankee Stadium for Three Years

New York Yankees LogoNew York City F.C. LogoNew York City F.C., a team that will enter Major League Soccer next year, will play its first three seasons at Yankee Stadium, according to a report in the New York Times.  Read more here.

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MLB Raising Concerns About Season-Long Soccer at Yankee Stadium

New York Yankees LogoIt’s been assumed that Major League Soccer’s New York City FC would begin their inaugural season playing within the confines of Yankee Stadium.  However, MLB reportedly fears that the playing surface would be damaged from constant usage, leading to player injuries and disruption in play as was experienced in the 70s when the Cosmos called Yankee Stadium home.  Read more here.

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NHL Wraps Up Outdoor Hockey Series at Yankees Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers NHL Stadium Series LogoThe 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series wrapped up at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, as the NHL’s New York Rangers defeated the New York Islanders 2-1.  Just four days earlier on Sunday afternoon, the Rangers beat New Jersey Devils 7-3 at the famous ballpark.  A total of 100,132 fans attended the two games.  Read more and view photo here.

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Futbol Fans Pack Yankee Stadium

It was a sold-out show Wednesday, as socccer fans invaded the Bronx to watch Spain’s Real Madrid take down Italy’s A.C. Milan 5-1 in an exhibition match at Yankee Stadium.  Read more hereWatch video here.

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Panhandling Mets Dog: Cruel Exploitation or Cute?

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASCPA) has sent investigators to Yankee Stadium and Citi Field to look into reports that a dog nicknamed “Coffee” is being forced by its owner to sit outside the stadiums for hours begging for dollars without food, water, or a break.  Coffee is typically dressed up in Mets gear, sporting sunglasses or a Groucho Marx disguise, with a pipe Continue reading

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Gridiron on the Diamond this Weekend

We are not telling you anything you haven’t already heard on ESPN and elsewhere, but don’t forget to enjoy a little college football this weekend, when Northwestern and Illinois face off at Wrigley Field at 3:30 p.m. (EST), then Notre Dame will battle Army at Yankee Stadium at 7:30 p.m. (EST).  Read more here.

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Boxing Returns (Sort of) to Yankee Stadium

Junior Middleweight champion Yuri Foreman will defend his title against three-time super Welterweight champion Miquel Cotto at Yankee Stadium on June 5.  There has not been boxing at Yankee Stadium in over three decades (and, of course, there has never been a bout at the new Yankee Stadium).   Read more here.

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Yankee Stadium to Host Fight

Not since Muhammad Ali defeated Ken Norton in 1976 has boxing been held at a major ballpark in the South Bronx.  On June 5, that will change when Yankee Stadium hosts a bout between undefeated WBA champion Yuri Foreman and challenger Miguel Cotto for the junior middleweight title.  Read more here.

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Effort to Save Gate 2 Facing Resistence

Yankees LogoA band of preservationists continue to push a plan to save and restore Gate 2 at old Yanke Stadium, but the city isn’t biting.  Read more here.

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