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30 Oct 2001: The Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees line up for introductions before game 3 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. The Yankees defeated the Diamondbacks 2-1. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT

Good morning, Sports fans!   We’ve got a huge Sports Report for ya (scroll down) with the latest in hoops, hockey, baseball, and football!   But first!

Did you know that it has been 100 years since the opening of Yankee Stadium?   The original Stadium opened on April 18th, 1923.   Babe Ruth christened the Stadium with the first home run in its history as the Yanks beat the Red Sox, 4 to 1.   The New York newspapers said the next day that a crowd of 74,200 were in attendance…making it the largest attended Major League Baseball game of all time.

Ruth In Action

US baseball player ‘Babe’ Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 – 1948), during a match. Original Publication: People Disc – HK0045 (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)



Since that time…the Stadium underwent major renovations in the ’70’s before the Yankees opened a new Yankee Stadium next door in 2009.   Speaking for myself, my family had Yanks season tickets from 1983 to 2008 and I probably went to over 250 games in the old park.   I do love the new place.   But the original Stadium was pretty special, too.

So…we’ve decided to make a list…Top 5 Home Runs In Yankee Stadium History!   We’re talking the original field so anything after 2008 isn’t eligible!   And while we would like to put the Babe’s homer on the list (it is “The House That Ruth Built” after all), we couldn’t find any footage…so we’re going with home runs that have clips!   Sorry, Babe!   Enjoy!

Yankee Stadium

A general view of the original Yankee Stadium before Game Six of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Atlanta Braves on 26th October 1996 in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, United States.The Stadium was known as The House That Ruth Built after Babe Ruth, the New York Yankees superstar player whose prime years coincided with the stadium’s opening in 1923 and the beginning of the Yankees’ winning history. It has often been referred to as The Cathedral of Baseball and was demolished in 2010. (Photo by Al Bello/Allsport/Getty Images)



5.) Chris Chambliss sends the Yanks to the World Series in 1976



4.) Reggie Jackson hits a hat trick in the 1977 World Series



3.) Scott Brosius’ epic home run in the 2001 World Series



2.) Maris hits 61 in ’61



1.) Aaron Boone beats the Red Sox and sends the Yanks to the 2003 World Series




  • Rangers Exorcise Devils

    The Rangers beat the Devils in Game 1 of their playoff series…final score…Rangers 5, Devils 1.   Chris Kreider scored two goals for the Rangers…as goalie Igor Shesterkin had 27 saves to pick up the win.   The Rangers take a one game to none advantage…Game 2 is Thursday at the Prudential Center.

    New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils - Game One

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – APRIL 18: (L-R) Adam Fox #23, Artemi Panarin #10, Chris Kreider #20 and Patrick Kane #88 of the New York Rangers celebrate a third period powerplay goal by Kreider against the New Jersey Devils during Game One in the First Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 18, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Other Hockey Playoff Scores...

    Other hockey playoff scores: the Lightning dominated the Maple Leafs…7 to 3.   The Jets crushed the Golden Knights…5 to 1.   The Kraken defeated the Avalanche…3 to 1.

    Seattle Kraken v Colorado Avalanche

    DENVER, COLORADO – APRIL 18: Morgan Geekie #67 of the Seattle Kraken reacts after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche in the third period of Game One in the First Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena on April 18, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

  • Knicks Lose To Cavs

    The Knicks lost to the Cavs in Game 2 of that postseason series…Cleveland 107, Knicks 90.   The series is now tied at one game apiece.   Game 3 is Friday in Madison Square Garden.

    New York Knicks v Cleveland Cavaliers - Game Two

    CLEVELAND, OHIO – APRIL 18: Head coach Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks yells to his players during the first quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on April 18, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

  • Other NBA Postseason Scores...

    Other NBA postseason scores: the Celtics beat the Hawks…119 to 106…to go up two games to none.   The Suns took down the Clippers…123 to 109…to tie that series up at one game apiece.

    Los Angeles Clippers v Phoenix Suns - Game Two

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA – APRIL 18: Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns shoots over Ivica Zubac #40 of the LA Clippers during the first half of Game Two of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs at Footprint Center on April 18, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Clippers 123-109. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

  • Yanks Fall To Angels

    The Yankees lost to the Angels last night…5 to 2.   Shohei Ohtani hit his fourth home run of the season in the L.A. win.

    Los Angeles Angels v New York Yankees

    BRONX, NEW YORK – APRIL 18: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a two run home run in the first inning as Kyle Higashioka #66 of the New York Yankees defends at Yankee Stadium on April 18, 2023 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Mets Shut Out By Dodgers

    The Mets were shut out by Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers…5 to nothing…as Kershaw picked up his 200th win of his Hall Of Fame career.

    New York Mets v Los Angeles Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 18: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws against the New York Mets in the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on April 18, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • Phils Fall To White Sox

    The Phillies fell to the White Sox…3 to nothing.   The Phils are now 7 and 11 for the season.

    Philadelphia Phillies v Chicago White Sox

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – APRIL 18: Garrett Stubbs #21 of the Philadelphia Phillies on the field after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning in the game against the Chicago White Sox during game two of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 18, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

  • Bills' Hamlin Wants To Return

    Lastly…football…the Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin has been cleared to play in the NFL and Hamlin says he’s planning on making a comeback.   Hamlin suffered a serious cardiac arrest during the season on the field against the Bengals.

    Minnesota Vikings v Buffalo Bills

    ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 13: Damar Hamlin #3 of the Buffalo Bills reacts after making a play during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Highmark Stadium on November 13, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

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