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A Walk Through the Bronx - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
A Walk Through the Bronx - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
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The Bronx River
The New York Botanical Garden
The Bronx Zoo
Arthur Avenue
Fordham University
Poe Cottage
Montefiore Medical Center
Woodlawn Cemetery
The Van Cortlandt House
Wave Hill
The Bartow-Pell Mansion
Orchard Beach
City Island
Yankee Stadium
Loews Paradise Theater
The Point

Yankee Stadium
The view from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium.

Built in 1923, Yankee Stadium was baseball's first triple-decked structure with an advertised seating capacity of 70,000 and the first to be labeled a "stadium." The new stadium's inaugural game was on Opening Day April 18, 1923 vs. the Boston Red Sox. Yankee's slugger Babe Ruth was the most famous person in baseball and it was his drawing power that made the new stadium possible. Yankee Stadium became known as "The House that Ruth Built." The stadium was also the ground for numerous World Series titles -- totaling 26 -- and it is also called "The Home of Champions." Now owned by the city, the building has undergone many renovations and modernizations, the most recent being in 1976 when the city destroyed the original building, but included an exact replica of the façade into the new design as well as adding three towers atop the entrances to give the stadium a more majestic look.

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