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The American flags atop Yankee Stadium, nicknamed "The (Credit: AP File Photo)

The American flags atop Yankee Stadium, nicknamed "The House that Ruth Built," are poised at half staff in honor of Babe Ruth in New York City. The body of Ruth, who died the night before, lied in state in the stadium's rotunda Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 1948.

Old Yankee Stadium through the years

"The House That Ruth Built," the original Yankee Stadium, opened in 1923 and hosted World Series, NFL championship games, heavyweight title fights, college football and three different popes. Take a look back at the now-dismantled former home of the Yankees.

Crowds fill the seats during Opening Day at
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Crowds fill the seats during Opening Day at New York's Yankee Stadium.

The American flags atop Yankee Stadium, nicknamed "The
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The American flags atop Yankee Stadium, nicknamed "The House that Ruth Built," are poised at half staff in honor of Babe Ruth in New York City. The body of Ruth, who died the night before, lied in state in the stadium's rotunda Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 1948.

View of Yankee Stadium from 161St. IRT Station.
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View of Yankee Stadium from 161St. IRT Station. Stadium was to be completed in April of 1976.

The House that Babe Built gets a facelift.
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The House that Babe Built gets a facelift. This is a general view of the sell-out crowd at New York's Yankee Stadium during its opening game between the Yanks and the Minnesota Twins in the Borough of the Bronx . The newly-refurbished stadium opened minus its famous support poles, rafters where the pigeons rested between innings and with its playing field two feet lower.

A huge crowd presses toward the gates as
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A huge crowd presses toward the gates as a sellout crowd attended the Yanks home opener in the renovated Yankee Stadium.

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Crowds fill the seats during the first game
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Crowds fill the seats during the first game at New York's newly refurbished Yankee Stadium as they watch the New York Yankees play the Minnesota Twins.

Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx borough of New
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Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx borough of New York, in a view from a helicopter.

An exterior view of Yankee Stadium.
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An exterior view of Yankee Stadium.

Yankee Stadium after the national anthem during Game
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Yankee Stadium after the national anthem during Game 5 of the World Series.

Yankee Stadium before construction began on the new
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Yankee Stadium before construction began on the new stadium.

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Opening day at Yankees Stadium. The stadium is
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Opening day at Yankees Stadium. The stadium is filled with fans while the Yankees host the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

The No. 4 train goes by Yankee Stadium.
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The No. 4 train goes by Yankee Stadium. The view is from 157th Street. The street under the subway is River Avenue.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly F-16 Falcons
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly F-16 Falcons over New York's Yankee Stadium. The Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, kicked off the New York Air Show at Jones Beach during Memorial Day weekend.