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Monday, April 18, 2005

82 Years Ago Today

On 18 April 1923 the first game was played at the newly built Yankee Stadium. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1. In the third inning Babe Ruth hits a ball into the right field bleachers, baptizing the stadium with its first homerun.

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UPDATED:
And here is a more recent picture of the stadium, which was rennovated in the mid-1970s, from Yankee Tradition.com:


and a shot of the site prior to the contruction of the stadium in 1922




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The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.