In Yankee Stadium there has been 3 perfect games pitched by Yankee
pitchers. Don Larsen, David Wells, and David Cone. Larsen accomplished
this mile stone in the 1956 World Series against the Dodgers. A perfect
game is huge to begin with and to do it during the World Series makes it
that much more of an accomplishment. The Yankees went on to win the Series
and add another Championship to a list of many. Since that game there has
been 2 more perfect games in their history.
David Wells was the next Yankee to do it in 1998 against the Twins.
This time I was able to watch it, I was excited for this game because I
loved watching Wells pitch. I enjoyed watching him pitch because he was an
over-weight pitcher playing with these young studs.
Now the last one was pitched by David Cone in 1999 against the Expos in
an interleague game. Like Wells' I do remember watching this game. There
was nothing like sitting on the couch with my dad watching the Yanks.
After watching both of those perfect games we went out and bought placks
of each game. They had every batter he faced and how he got them out along
with the Yankees offensive scoring those games.
Yankees is full of history since it is one of the oldest ballparks
still played in. It will not be used in a couple of years because of the
new park being built. As a Yankee fan that is sad for me and for others I
am sure. I remember learning about the past Yankee greats such as Babe
Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra.
Now in my life time I got and get to enjoy guys like Don Mattingly, Derek
Jeter, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, and Mariano Rivera to name a few.
All these guys have played or still do in Yankee Stadium and bring a lot
of history. With the new stadium they won't be forgotten, but it just
won't be the same. It will be a new place and fans will have to wait
another 80 years to get history like that. Yankee Stadium has Monument
Park behind the left field wall and that is a small museum of all Yankee
greats who all played in thise stadium. It will be carried over into the
new park, but just won't be the same as I have said.
The games that have been played and history made is amazing, the list
goes on. Babe Ruth hit 714 homeruns at one time it was the most of all
time, now it's third on the list. Roger Maris hit 61 homeruns in a single
season, which was another record by a yankee, it has recently been broken.
Joe Dimaggio has a 56 game hit streak that still stands and won't be
broken for many years, if it's ever broken. Reggie Jackson hit 3 homeruns
off 3 pitches in a World Series game, still to this day it hasn't be
broken. Now the biggest record of all is this is the home of the 26 time
World Series Champions. That is a record that will never be broken because
they will continue to win.