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May 19, 1929 Fans Death at Yankee Stadium
2 months ago  ::  May 15, 2022 - 4:42PM #1
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The news story was covered by the New York Times and all NYC dailies that day and including many newspapers across the country.





At New York, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hit back to back homeruns in the 3rd inning off of Jack Russell, but a cloudbrust at Yankee Stadium sends a standing-room-only crowd rushing for th exits. A stampede in the  Yankee Stadium Right Field bleachers leaves 2 people dead and 62 people are  injured. Yankees Owner Jacob Ruppert vows never again to sell more tickets than seats. There are 2 outs in the 5th inning when the game is stopped with the score Yankees 3- Red Sox-0 for a Yankee victory, only 1 game was played that day..




 




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Yankee Stadium 1929, the Right Field Bleachers were known as "Ruthville"




 




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2 months ago  ::  May 15, 2022 - 4:45PM #2
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Yankee Stadium in 1929 with Yankees OF Babe Ruth in Right Field



 



Yankee Stadium in 1929 with Babe Ruth in right field by Gary  Dunaier.



 






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