19 January 2007

YANKS TO GET ' 08 ALL-STAR GAME!

According to various reports, Yankee Stadium will be chosen as the site for the 2008 All-Star Game.

It would mark one final historic event for Yankee Stadium, which is scheduled to close following the 2008 season. The club will move into the new Yankee Stadium the following season.

Often referred to as "The House that Ruth Built," Yankee Stadium has been a historic venue since it first opened in 1923. The ballpark, which underwent renovations in 1974-75, has hosted the All-Star Game on three occasions, last in 1977.

Yankee Stadium was the first baseball park to be labeled a stadium rather than a field, park or grounds. In addition to hosting historic baseball events, it also was home to the NFL's New York Giants from 1956-1973, the site of Joe Louis' first-round knockout of Max Schmeling on June 22, 1938 and visits from the Pope in 1965 and 1979.

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