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Yankee Stadium, Opening
$2.5 million "House That Ruth Built" opens with a crowd of 74,200.
More than 25,000 fans were turned away at the turnstiles as the
Yankees defeated the Red Sox, 4-1. Governors, generals, politicians
and baseball officials were on hand for the dedication ceremonies,
but the real baptism came in the third inning when Babe Ruth smashed
a ball into the right field bleachers,
the first home run in the Bronx stadium.
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