Dick Druckman has captured some of the finest moments at Yankee Stadium, from Andy Pettitte’s opening pitch in the last game at “The House that Ruth Built”, to Derek Jeter’s 3,000th-career hit as a member of the Bronx Bombers.
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Philadelphia Phillies reliever Brad Lidge celebrates World Series Victory with catcher Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard. The Phillies defeated The Tampa Bay Rays 4-3. The National League champions Philadelphia Phillies and the American League champions Tampa Bay Rays competed to win four games out of a possible seven. This was the Phillies’ first World Series appearance in fifteen years.
Philadelphia Phillies Brad Lidge celebrates World Series Victory. The National League champions Philadelphia Phillies and the American League champions Tampa Bay Rays competed to win four games out of a possible seven. The 2008 World Series is notable because it is the only Fall Classic to involve a mid-game suspension and resumption (two days later). This was the Phillies’ first World Series appearance in fifteen years.
New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera throws the last pitch ever thrown in Yankee Stadium to Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts. Roberts grounded out to first base to end the game, won by the Yankees 7-3.
New York Mets Oliver Perez throws first pitch of the last opening day at Shea Stadium against Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies won 5-2.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Cliff Lee, strikes out Red Sox second baseman, Dustin Pedroia, in the ninth inning at Citizens Bank Park for his third straight shutout 5-0. Lee gave up only 2 hits, with 2 walks and 6 strike outs. He is the first pitcher to throw three consecutive shutouts since Robin Roberts accomplished this in 1950.
The 2007 World Series featured the National League champions Colorado Rockies (making their first World Series appearance) and American League champions Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox swept the Rockies to collect their second World Series championship in four seasons and their seventh overall; it also marked the third sweep in four years by the AL champions.
The Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1918, which ended the “Curse of the Bambino,” a curse that was supposed to have been inflicted on the team when Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees in 1919.
The 2004 World Series, the 100th World Series, featured the American League (AL) champions Boston Red Sox against the National League (NL) champions St. Louis Cardinals. The Red Sox defeated the Cardinals by four games to none in the best-of-seven series, played at Fenway Park and Busch Memorial Stadium. The series was played from October 23—27, 2004.
Boston Red Sox Curt Schilling’s “Bloody Sock” as seen here while pitching.
Boston Red Sox Curt Schilling
New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre gets a hug from his wife Ali after the Yankees won game 7 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on October 16, 2003. The Yankees won 6-5 in 11 innings and now face the Florida Marlins in the World Series.
New York Yankees Derek Jeter makes a great diving catch against the Boston Red Sox.
New York Yankees infielder Aaron Boone hits game winning home run in the bottom of the 11th inning against the Boston Red Sox in game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 16, 2003. The Yankees won 6-5 and now play the Florida Marlins in the World Series.
New York Mets fan John Harpula from Edison, New Jersey expresses his feelings toward the New York Yankees and Roger Clemens at Shea Stadium on June 15, 2002. The Mets won 8-0.
New York Mets Mike Piazza hits game winning 426ft home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in the seventh inning at Shea Stadium on May 29, 2002. The Mets won 4-3.
Barry Bonds Hi Fives bat boy after hitting his 73rd home run on October 7, 2001. Bonds was regarded as an exceptional hitter, and finished his regular season career with a very high on-base percentage (.444) and isolated power (.309). He holds many MLB hitting records, including most career home runs, most home runs in a single season (73, set in 2001) and most career walks. He also received eight Gold Gloves for his defense in the outfield.
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