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2008-09-22 09:30:00

By Ronald Blum Associated Press Even Yogi Berra knew this was the end. As baseball said farewell to Yankee Stadium, one of the game's most beloved players stood beneath the stands in a full vintage uniform. Now 83, the man who coined the phrase "it ain't over till it's over" put his own stamp on the day. "I'm sorry to see it over, I'll tell you that," Berra said. The goodbye completed an 85-year-old run for the home of baseball's most famous team. What began with a Babe Ruth home run on...

2008-09-22 06:00:08

By Mel Antonen NEW YORK -- Yankee Stadium began with Bob Shawkey's pitch and Babe Ruth's home run on an April afternoon in 1923. Sunday night, the stadium's 85-year history ended when the Baltimore Orioles' Brian Roberts grounded out to first base. The Yankees staved off elimination and beat the Orioles 7-3 before 54,610 fans. Yankees catcher Jose Molina hit the stadium's final home run in the fourth inning. Lefty Andy Pettitte was the winning pitcher. Closer Mariano Rivera threw the...

2008-09-22 03:00:08

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Yankees closed out their residence at iconic Yankee Stadium with one final victory, a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Since christening the stadium on Opening Day, April 18, 1923 with a 4-1 win over Boston, New York has posted a 4,133-2,430 record at Yankee Stadium, and finished its final homestand there with an 8-2 record and three-game sweep of the Orioles. Andy Pettitte (14-14) gave up three runs -- two earned -- on...

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2008-09-18 09:10:00

By Associated Press Alex Rodriguez did his part to help make New York's final homestand at Yankee Stadium milestone week. Rodriguez became the first player with 35 home runs and 100 RBIs in 12 seasons -- one more than Babe Ruth -- and the New York Yankees slowed the Chicago White Sox's pursuit of the AL Central crown with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night. "Anytime you can do something like that in a Yankee uniform is special," said Rodriguez, who connected off Scott Linebrink in the eighth....

2008-09-16 21:00:00

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Derek Jeter's single in the first inning of New York's game with the Chicago White Sox was his 1,270th career hit at Yankee Stadium -- the most all-time in "The House that Ruth Built." It broke a tie with the legendary Lou Gehrig. Jeter received a standing ovation after reaching first base, and tipped his helmet to the crowd. 09/16 19:30:16 ET

2008-07-22 00:00:02

NEW YORK _ It's hard enough to play at Yankee Stadium when it's half full. On Monday, a sellout crowd crammed into the 85-year-old structure. So there was a full ballpark, ghosts of Yankees past whispering from the monuments behind the left-field wall and future Hall of Famers in the home dugout. It was all more than enough to keep the hair on an opposing pitcher's neck standing at attention all night. For Nick Blackburn, all night meant five outs during the Twins' 12-4 loss. The...

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...


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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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