If you’ve never been to a New York Yankees game, you’re missing out! Read on to learn about the first night game at Yankee Stadium and why you should go. The stadium is located at East 161st Street and River Avenue in The Bronx. It is also known as “The House that Ruth Built” because Babe Ruth played the first game at the stadium. The game was played against the Boston Red Sox.
The first night game at Yankee Stadium was played on May 28, 1946. The game ended with a score of 26-24. The game was won by Senators pitcher Dutch Leonard and lone run scored by DiMaggio. The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by General Electric president Charles E. Wilson under the 1,245 newly developed GE sports floodlights, which made the stadium twice as bright as other baseball parks.
The Hammond organ was installed at Yankee Stadium in 1967. The organ was played by Eddie Layton until 2003. It provided character to the stadium and was played before games, introducing players, playing the national anthem, and during the seventh inning stretch. Nowadays, however, the organ is replaced by recorded music. If you want to hear a live, acoustic performance, be sure to visit Yankee Stadium this summer!
One of the most famous games played at Yankee Stadium was between the New York Yankees and the Celtic F.C. on June 28, 1931. The Celtics were playing in the American Soccer League at the time, and the game may have been the first televised soccer game in the United States. The next game at Yankee Stadium was on May 4, 1947 when Hapoel of Tel-Aviv took on the New York Stars, 2-0.