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An Inside Look into Yankee Stadium


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The current Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York, opened in 2009. The first season that it opened, the New York Yankees won their 27th World Series. It is a beautiful stadium to look at but what makes it even more great is all the history inside.


The field is beautiful and magical, There is just so much to look at. Standing on the field makes the stadium and everything else look so much bigger. The jumbotron is the size of a basketball court, but it is hard to see that when you are sitting in a seat at the stadium.


Monument Park is one of the most iconic and well-known things about Yankee Stadium. In the park, there is a display of all of the retired Yankee numbers. There are 21 retired numbers but it includes 22 players. Number eight has been retired for both Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey. Some players that have retired numbers are Derek Jeter (number two), Babe Ruth (number three), Roger Marris (number nine), Mariano Rivera (number 42), Bernie Williams (number 51), and many amazing others.


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In the stadium's museum, there are so many amazing and historical things to see. In the middle of the museum, there is a statue of pitcher Whiety Ford, and on the other end, a home plate plaque and a statue of catcher Yogi Berra behind it. In between the two statues, there is a huge case filled with signed baseballs from every past and current Yankee player. There are even some from the people from YES Network such as Michael Kay and Meredith Marakovits. The case is exactly 60 feet and six inches, which is the exact distance between the pitcher’s mound and home plate.


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Inside the museum, there is also every single Yankee’s World Series ring, beautifully displayed in a case. In a couple of different cases, they have the World Series trophies displayed. There is also an assortment of hats, uniforms, cleats, and bats used and worn by past and current players. They have old uniforms and current ones. It is very interesting and cool to see the difference of some of the first uniforms to the current ones up close and in person. There are many other types of memorabilia they have in glass cases such as signs and posters. In a display, there is the iconic sign and quote from Joe DiMaggio that says “I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee.” The sign belongs to Derek Jeter and he had loaned it to the museum. 


The stadium has 68 luxury suites. Just walking in the hallway where all the suites are is a magical feeling. All the details are amazing. By the doors of each suite, the suite number listed its respective players, past and present. If the number of the suite is a retired jersey number, they would put the player’s name in a different color to make it known. In the hallway next to the suite, they have pictures that correspond to that number. For suite 61, there were pictures of Roger Maris to signify his record-breaking 61 home runs.  

Yankee Stadium is a magical place for all fans. It is amazing for any baseball fan to be in a place that has so much history attached to it. From watching the game to visiting the museum or monument park, there is also something fun and exciting to look at in the stadium.



Edited by Shaniya Scales

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