Written By: Matt Vereb

The guys at River Ave. Blue have this photo gallery dedicated to the updated demolition of Yankee Stadium. It’s a sad site to see, but it was going to happen eventually. Check it out. Pictures

With so many great memories at Yankee Stadium, each of us loses some of our childhood. Regardless of your age, old Yankee stadium had numerous renovations, but played host to all-time greats, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter.

Moments that I will always remember at the Old Stadium:

1995: I first started following baseball at the Age of 8, in 1995. I’ll never forget going to a baseball card store with my Dad and selecting a few cards that I liked. I remember picking out Paul O’Neill, Bernie Williams, and this one mystery card that had my Dad completely fooled. He asked me, ‘Who the heck is Derek Jeter’? and I said, “Dad, he’s a rookie, he’s gonna be good” I bought that card for 25 cents and have it to this day. Anyway, on with the list!

1996: Jeff Maier Grabbing Derek Jeter’s Home Run; ALCS Game 1

2001: Game 4 World Series: Derek Jeter’s Game-Winning Home Run off Byung-Hung Kim(Mr. November)

2001: Game 5 World Series; Scott Brosius Homers off Byung-Hung Kim

2001: Game 5 World Series; Paul O’Neill chants(O’Neill’s Final Game in NY)

2004: Derek Jeter Dives Into Stands vs. Red Sox

1996-2008: Most Importantly; All of the games my Dad took me and my friends to. Thanks Dad.

It’s sad to see it go, but it was great to see the new stadium broken in the right way last year. If you feel a strange breeze blow around the stadium come October, just know that the Ghosts from the Old Stadium are there and anything can happen. That Jeter character isn’t too bad after all, is he?

What are some of your favorite memories from the Old Stadium?