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New York Yankees Outside Yankee Stadium LithographItem no: 973385 Price: $139.99
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by Good Sports Art
It's a crisp and breezy April day, 1996, in the South Bronx. With an early-season matinee on tap, the fans lining up for tickets at Yankee Stadium couldn't have known for certain that this season would end with a World Championship for their beloved Bombers.
Product FeaturesThe Big Ballpark looks great. First opened in 1923 and later renovated in time for the 1976 season, The House That Ruth Built still stands tall amid the landscape of sleek new ballparks that dot the big league scene. The smokestack to the right has been dressed up to resemble a super-size model of Ruth's Louisville Slugger. How appropriate. From 1913-1922 the Yankees shared Manhattan's Polo Grounds with the National League's Giants. It was a comfortable relationship until Ruth began to emerge as a slugging superstar. In 1920, the Yankees set a major league attendance record by drawing nearly 1.3 million fans to the Polo Grounds -- 350,000 more than their landlord. This annoyed Giants' manager John McGraw and owner Charles Stoneham, and the Yankees were told they'd have to find their own ballpark. A suitable site was located directly across the Harlem River, and the 10-acre parcel was purchased from William Waldorf Astor for $600,000. The rest, as they say, is history.
- Artist's name: William Feldman
- Dimensions: 18 in x 33 in
- Release date: 1996
- Edition size: 600
- Hand numbered and signed by the artist
- From an original painting
- This lithograph is shipped in a heavy-duty cardboard tube for protection