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Picture Yankee Stadium on 42nd Street

Dec 2, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

Times Square

Fun story in the New York Post this morning about how, back in 1915, the Yankees owners were trying to sell AL President Ban Johnson on (a) convincing the other teams to give the Yankees young talent because they just couldn’t compete otherwise; and (b) helping them get some momentum behind building a new ballpark on 42nd Street in Manhattan.

The letter was written by a Yankees co-owner named Colonel Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston. Which, by pure, amazing coincidence, is the name I use when I check into hotels. This is important. This means something.

Anyway, picture 42nd Street with Yankee Stadium plopped down on it.  That would be special.



  1. dlevalley - Dec 2, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Greatest coolness disparity between name and nickname in the history of man:
    “Tillinghast L’Hommedieu” to “Cap”

  2. bozosforall - Dec 2, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Proof positive that the Yankees have always been the coolest franchise around.

    • natstowngreg - Dec 2, 2011 at 6:47 PM

      No, it’s proof that the Yankees were NOT always the coolest franchise around. Before Yankee Stadium opened in 1923, they weren’t even the coolest franchise in their own city. Not only did they have to play at the Giants’ park, but the Giants beat them in the 1921 and 1922 World Series.

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