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    Interesting view of Mantle making a nice grab while approaching the speakers in CF. Caption said April 17, 1964, but the Yanks were in Baltimore that day, so might be from the day before, Opening Day in YS, which was a single game against Boston.




    Not exactly HD: how Yankee games were viewed in 1951:






    Box score:

    http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1...160NYA1951.htm


    Speaking of TV, here is a very old ad (1945) touting the Yankees:




    Still more TV: The Scooter the day after he was released by the Yankees, watching Mantle batting on TV:






    When the Scooter was a mini-Scooter: Phil in 1930 at the age of 13:




    Nice one of Joe Page, Yankee relief pitcher. Probably taken after the 1949 WS. Page made 3 relief appearances in the 1949 WS, pitching 9 innings and allowing 2 earned runs, as the Yankees beat the Dodgers for the title.



    BTW, never heard of "WABD". It's not on the list of Yankees broadcasters:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/nyy/history/broadcasters.jsp


    [EDIT: looks like WABD signified Dumont TV (the ABD stood for Allen Balcom DuMont, the station owner). Dumont TV is listed as the Yankee broadcaster from 1949-50.]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qw4RIXNqNU
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    This photo shows that the ornate GRUEN WATCH TIME clock was on the scoreboard late into the 1945 season. It shows Tigers manager Steve O'Neill during a game played on September 7, 1945. Detroit was in town for a seven-game series, winning five of those games. I'd never heard of this manager (also a former player). He was actually quite successful, with a .559 winning percentage and over 1,000 managerial victories.



    So now we know that the ornate clock was in place through 1945, and replaced by the black, squarish Longines clock to start the 1946 season. But I'd still like to pin down when the original mantelpiece clock atop the scoreboard (installed in 1923) was replaced by the ornate clock seen here. My guess is that the Gruen clock was installed in late 1940 or early 1941. We have that photo (posted earlier in this thread) of Joe DiMaggio receiving a watch at home plate for being the 1939 MVP, which was taken on August 23, 1940, and which shows the mantelpiece clock still in place.
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    Those two pics above on the left are from the 1936 WS.

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    I actually OWN one of the green ones..I got it about a year or two after the renovation for $25..had the plastic plaque on it but I lost the damn thing. Any idea what these are worth? My seat does not have any stencil markings..

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    Kids could lean right over the broadcasters. What a ballpark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monument View Post
    Regarding the Last Game pic in post 6173--I'm pretty sure that the kid on the left with his feet over the seat is me. Can't see the face but I was sitting in that area and the kid looks to be the right age and build. I'll have to dig up my ticket stub and see what row I sat in. Saw that photo before on the BallparkPrints site.
    Did you find your ticket stub and confirm that you were the kid in the last game photo?
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    Yankee Stadium August 25, 1968



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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
    Did you find your ticket stub and confirm that you were the kid in the last game photo?
    Since you asked, I just went to my basement, found the box where my old scrapbooks are, and found the stub. It says Sec 31,Box 155B,seat 6. So I'm still not sure. Sec 31 looks to be right, but I don't know what box that kid is sitting in. I'll have to find a detailed OYS seating chart. I think that the ones that I have only show the sections. Any help out there?
    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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    Thanks for posting those Youtube Stadium vids. I especially liked the '68 one, that was my first year.
    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monument View Post
    Since you asked, I just went to my basement, found the box where my old scrapbooks are, and found the stub. It says Sec 31,Box 155B,seat 6. So I'm still not sure. Sec 31 looks to be right, but I don't know what box that kid is sitting in. I'll have to find a detailed OYS seating chart. I think that the ones that I have only show the sections. Any help out there?
    I would love to see a detailed Old Yankee Stadium seating chart as well. I'll check through my saved files....Although I don't recall having any chart with detailed listings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monument View Post
    Thanks for posting those Youtube Stadium vids. I especially liked the '68 one, that was my first year.
    Low quality on the '68 video but still cool to watch...One could only imagine the reaction of a New Yankee Stadium Enthusiast who had to watch a game with a support column blocking first base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
    "One could only imagine the reaction of a New Yankee Stadium Enthusiast who had to watch a game with a support column blocking first base."



    I wouldn't have minded at all, and I wish I had the opportunity to have sat behind one of those beams in OYS.
    Unfortunately, the hideous renovations from the 1970's destroyed that chance for me!
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    A while back the subject of the Negro League team The New York Black Yankees came up on this thread. Here are some interesting documents from 1946 that relate to this team playing in Yankee Stadium on Sundays when the Yankees were out of town.





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    Does anybody growing up in the 60's remember the Harveytoons (Casper, Herman & Catnip, Baby Huey, etc.) cartoon about a baseball and telling his story from within a showcase (the HOF?) about being in Yankee Stadium where he was swatted out of the park as a Mickey Mantle homerun?

    The details I remember included a very simplistic OYS as a backdrop (the fascade was just a repeating arched outline) and included a version of the 1959 scoreboard, the ball screaming "ouch!" when thrown around (this cartoon was where I first learned about the game of Pepper), and Mantle being announced in imitation Bob Sheppard style.

    It wasn't a baseball cartoon classic like Warner's "Baseball Bugs" but it was neat to see OYS, the Mick and the Yanks in cartoon form.

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    Love the Black Yankees stuff. Amazing that it was perserved for so long. I'm only 35, so the concept of a black only league seems so crazy now (thanks god).

    I rent local minor league parks for my men's league games. I write the same letters now.

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