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December 6, 2012
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Opening Day at Yankee Stadium (Library of Congress)

Opening Day at Yankee Stadium (Library of Congress)

Every Yankee fan knows that Babe Ruth clubbed the first home run in the history of Yankee Stadium, a 1st inning 3-run blast off of Howard Ehmke.  However, few are aware that Ruth had a more ignominious first a few innings later.  Ruth, playing in right field, dropped a fly ball in the 5th inning for the first error at Yankee Stadium.  The Yanks beat the Red Sox 4-1 in that game on April 18, 1923, for their first of many victories in the Bronx.

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