It’s Opening Day! Yankee Stadium towers grand, gleaming, and ready!
On April 18, 1923, the New York Yankees played against the Boston Red Sox in their very first game in the brand-new Yankee Stadium. All the key players were there—Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt, Bob Shawkey—and so were the supporters—Eddie Bennet, a Yankee batboy; Jack Lenz, Yankee Stadium’s first public announcer; five-year-old Little Ray Kelly, Babe’s lucky charm; and so many more! Every person in the stadium on opening day was part of this legendary event, and now you can be too.
With beautiful, true-to-event illustrations reminiscent of Norman Rockwell, and with facts on every page about the stadium, the teams, and that very first fateful game that christened the original Yankee Stadium, The House That Ruth Built is the perfect book for kids and baseball fans everywhere. Take a step into the past and watch the baseball greats make history!