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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...

2006-05-19 00:26:06

Corrects to read in 17th and 18th paras "Mark Teixeira" not "Mark Tiber," correcting surname. A corrected version follows. By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Managers may not like it and players have mixed feelings yet many fans still seem fired up by the rivalries provided by Major League Baseball interleague play which gets underway on Friday. Natural grudge matches such as Dodgers and Angels in Los Angeles, White Sox and Cubs in Chicago, Giants and Athletics in the Bay Area and...

2006-05-18 22:33:04

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Managers may not like it and players have mixed feelings yet many fans still seem fired up by the rivalries provided by Major League Baseball interleague play which gets underway on Friday. Natural grudge matches such as Dodgers and Angels in Los Angeles, White Sox and Cubs in Chicago, Giants and Athletics in the Bay Area and Mets v Yankees in New York stir the fans and fills stadiums. The managers at Yankee Stadium were less enthusiastic. "You...

2006-05-09 22:52:52

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Red Sox ended another Yankee curse when "Big Unit" Randy Johnson unraveled on the way to a 14-3 win for Boston in the opening game of the arch-rivals' series on Tuesday. The 6-foot-10 Johnson, five-times a Cy Young Award winner, had posted a 5-0 mark against the Red Sox since moving to New York last season, including a win at Fenway Park in October to clinch the American League East title. On a cold, windy night in the Bronx, Boston shattered...

2006-01-18 13:45:53

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State's Empire State Development Corporation said on Wednesday it preliminarily approved plans for new stadiums for the city's two major league baseball teams that will be partly funded by bond sales. The New York Yankees and the New York Mets will finance the projects themselves, but both the state and the city will contribute to the cost of construction, partly through bond sales. "The state and the city are making an economic development investment...

2005-12-09 20:01:03

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first auction of baseball memorabilia held at Yankee Stadium fetched more than $3 million over two days, including $110,000 for a 1955 game-worn autographed Mickey Mantle jersey, organizers said on Friday. Other highlights included $30,000 for a Babe Ruth jersey and $26,000 for the organ played over the decades by stadium fixture Eddie Layton. Yankee Manager Joe Torre's office chair fetched $5,500, a Yankee flag that was flown from the outfield sold for...

2005-10-05 07:17:01

By Steve James NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Max Schmeling died in February at age 99, he took one of sport's enduring mysteries to his grave. The only boxer to knock out Joe Louis in his prime, the German was himself pummeled into a first-round knock-out by the "Brown Bomber" two years later in their 1938 heavyweight title bout. But was Schmeling, who lived in Germany all his life, a member of the Nazi party as the U.S. press portrayed him? A new book tries to answer that. But, in the...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.