Museums on the Green is hosting for a lecture on July 30 at 7 PM for author Robert Weintraub to discuss his book, “The House that Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923.”
Mr. Weintraub will examine the 1923 New York Yankees, the team that opened Yankee Stadium and won the first of the Bronx Bombers’ record 27 World Series titles. The focus of this work is the clash between the Yankees’ star, Babe Ruth, with his new “bashing” style of playing the game, and the classic “scientific baseball” epitomized by manager John McGraw and his New York Giants. While the Giants got the best of the Yankees in the 1922 fall classic, Ruth and the Yankees’ 1923 World Series victory over their cross-town rivals would change the face of baseball and New York City forever.
Mr. Weintraub details everything from the construction of the stadium and the careers of Babe Ruth and John McGraw to a detailed season overview of the 1923 World Series. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Museums on the Green is at 55 and 65 Palmer Avenue.