Tonight, marked the beginning of the end for "The House That Ruth Built". To commemorate that, MLB is having the All Star Game there one last time, before it becomes nothing but an echo in the dust. The YES Network (Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network) has been airing programs and tidbits throughout Spring Training about the history and legacy of the Stadium and will continue to do so until the very end. In this thread I will give a history about the legacy of Yankee Stadium. Feel free to post your thoughts, feelings, and any personal history that you have with the Ballpark in the Bronx. From Wikipedia: Upon its opening, Yankee Stadium soon came to be known as "The House that Ruth Built", a play on the nursery rhyme "The House that Jack Built", and in reference to the Yankees' star player, Babe Ruth. Ruth's power as a drawing card had enabled the Yankees to build their own stadium in the Bronx after their rivals across the Harlem River, the New York Giants, were threatening to evict them. In the first game at Yankee Stadium, April 18, 1923, Ruth hit the first home run at the Stadium, a three-run shot to help defeat his former team, the Boston Red Sox, 4-1. Boston Red Sox first baseman George Burns got the first hit ever in Yankee Stadium. The Yankees also won their first World Series during the Stadium's inaugural season, a rare coincidence that would not occur again until the St. Louis Cardinals did it in 2006. It was the Babe's homerun to right field that gave it its nickname, "The House That Ruth Built". It was also Babe's liking to right field that eventually led to a 1937 renovation to occur that created what is known today at the 'short porch in right field'. Just a small opening day history for all.