Our school is right down the block from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. We went on a tour of the stadium.
When we got there, we were met by a tour guide. He brought us down four flights of stairs. Then he took us around Monument Park. Monument Park is all about the great Yankee baseball players who have created many memorable moments for the team. It has monuments, plaques and numbers of all the retired players. There are 37 players who have been recognized in this outdoor museum. When we were there it also had a garden. Some of the players in this special park are Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle.
Our next stop on the tour was to the dugout. This is the place where the baseball players sit. It’s also where they go after getting subbed in and out. We were able to stand right on the rail where all the players stand to watch the game. There is a fence there because of all the insanely fast balls that can get hit in our direction. We found out that there are heaters and air conditioning to keep the players comfortable.
Our next stop was the New York Yankees Museum. This place was pretty big. It had cool stories on the wall, lots of baseballs, photos, bats and more. It also had all the World Series rings the team has won. It was so cool to see.
We loved this stadium tour and hope to go back. It was so fun to see parts of the stadium that we had never seen before. Did you know you can even have your birthday party at the stadium after a tour?
Lauren Shea Buckridge, John Ferraro and Laticia Robinson’s students, Grant Avenue Elementary School, Bronx