Yankee Stadium: 100th AnniversaryThe original ‘Yankee Stadium’ opened on April 18, 1923 on a 10 acre plot of land at the corner of 161st Street and River Avenue in Bronx, New York. This course will focus on the early history of the New York Yankee Baseball Club and highlight the stadium’s nickname ‘The House that Ruth Built.’ This comes from the baseball superstar, Babe Ruth and the beginning of the winning tradition of the team. The course will show the history of the Yankee Stadium as a famous venue for NFL and College Football, Concerts, and the site for three Papal Masses.
JACK HOUSTON is a retired professor and academic administrator from Fordham University in New York City. His course offerings included topics in European History, including World War II and The Cold War. Also, at Fordham, Jack designed and taught an interdisciplinary course, entitled ‘The History of Baseball’ that offered undergraduate students an insightful account of baseball’s history on the playing field and how the game paralleled social and cultural forces in American history. Jack is a long-time member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and chair of the Williamsport, PA - SABR Chapter - Jimmy Sebring - George Stovey Chapter.
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