Opening of Original Yankee Stadium
On April 18, 1923, the Yankees played their first game in “The House that Ruth Built.”
The New York Yankees trace their roots back to 1901. They were one of several teams created in the American League to challenge the National League. Though the team’s creators wanted to be based in New York, the National League’s New York Giants had strong political connections that prevented that from happening. So instead, the new team was stationed in Baltimore, Maryland, and called the Orioles.