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2008-07-16 03:00:07

NEW YORK _ Clint Hurdle found Brad Lidge early Tuesday afternoon inside the visitors' clubhouse at Yankee Stadium and told him to be ready to pitch the ninth inning Tuesday night. If the National League had a lead over the American League in the All-Star Game, he wanted the ball in his hands. But Lidge did not pitch until the 15th inning _ after he had warmed up in the bullpen numerous times _ and allowed the winning run in a 4-3 loss to the American League. The game was the longest in...

2008-07-16 00:00:01

By Ronald Blum NEW YORK -- All the All-Stars walked onto baseball's most famous field, soaking up the history. Manny Ramirez threw a ball to fans as his son scampered around the outfield in shorts during Monday's workout. Mariano Rivera stood in center, surrounded by his three boys, all in new American League uniforms. Joe Girardi and his son were in left-center, wearing matching outfits, even down to the sunglasses. "I catch myself actually looking up at seats where I sat as a kid and...

2008-07-15 12:00:06

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Yankee Stadium, a building that has been the home to more All-Stars than any other in baseball history, will serve as the perfect backdrop for the 79th edition of the Mid-Summer Classic. Of course, adding even more intrigue to the event is the fact that the magical ballpark is in its final year of existence, as a brand new state of the art facility is slated to open next season across the street from the current East 161st St. & River...

2008-07-15 06:00:06

By Mel Antonen NEW YORK -- Justin Morneau won the Home Run Derby on Monday, but the contest will be remembered for Josh Hamilton's imitation of Babe Ruth. Morneau, the first baseman for the Minnesota Twins, beat Hamilton 5-3 in the final round of the only Derby held in the House that Ruth Built. Hamilton settled for electrifying Yankee Stadium. The Texas Rangers outfielder hit a record 28 homers in the first round, sending balls through the night air that crashed into the upper deck...

2008-07-15 03:00:02

NEW YORK _ Justin Morneau said even he was rooting for Josh Hamilton on Monday night, as chants of "Ham-il-ton! Ham-il-ton!" rained down from Yankee Stadium during the All-Star Home Run Derby. Hamilton amazed the crowd with a record 28 home runs in the first round _ including 13 in a row and a few that almost left the stadium. Morneau hit eight home runs in the first round and nine in the second round before stunning the audience with a 5-3 victory over Hamilton in the finals. Morneau...

2008-07-14 06:00:06

By Paul Doyle, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 14--NEW YORK -- The kid who journeyed from Perth, Australia, for a career playing the game he loves wasn't about to leave the baseball shrine without pondering its history. Long after the All-Star Futures Game was over Sunday afternoon, Luke Hughes remained in the third base dugout at Yankee Stadium. Hughes, third baseman for the New Britain Rock Cats, was the last player to retreat to the clubhouse. "Just soaking it all in," said Hughes,...

2008-07-14 06:00:06

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 14--NEW YORK -- "The House That Ruth Built," as New York Evening Telegram sportswriter Fred Lieb dubbed Yankee Stadium when it opened in 1923, will play host to its last All-Star Game on Tuesday night. It was widely recognized that the drawing power of home run champion Babe Ruth made that new stadium possible, and the Yankees, once ensconced in their new home after being kicked out of the Polo Grounds by the co-tenant New York Giants, went on in...

2006-08-28 00:22:31

By Philip Barbara NEW YORK (Reuters) - As work begins on the new Yankee Stadium, critics see the project as symbolically burying more than just the old ballpark, the baseball shrine known as "The House that Ruth Built" across the street. What will also be lost, they say, is a metaphor for the American Century; a landmark of New York's emergence in the 1920s among the world's great cities and, during the decades that followed, a focal point in the city's social life. "Yankee Stadium...

2006-07-23 20:03:05

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - He is baseball's $25-million man and arguably the game's greatest player, yet Alex Rodriguez is the target of frustrated New York fans who are booing his every failure at Yankee Stadium. The slumping Rodriguez, the highest paid player ever with his 10-year, $252-million contract, is the fall guy for the travails of the second-place Yankees, a victim of great expectations from without and within. "The fans have some great expectancies from me and I...

2006-05-27 21:31:32

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Yankees hammered Kansas City 15-4 on Saturday, a day after the lowly Royals had ended a 13-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium. Alex Rodriguez hit a pair of home runs and Kelly Stinnett had four RBI as the Yankees gained a measure of revenge for Friday's rain-interrupted 7-6 loss. The result was never in doubt on Saturday as the Yankees powered to an 8-0 lead after three innings and pounded out a total of 16 hits. Miguel Cairo tied a career high...