Stampede at Yankee Stadium

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Date of Event: May 19, 1929

50,000 fans jammed into Yankee Stadium on May 19, 1929 to watch the Murderers’ Row strongmen play the Red Sox in a double header. It was a fine Sunday afternoon until the fifth inning of the first game when a rainstorm brought the action to a murderous end. The storm brought such a panic to the fans to get out of the stadium that they kept pushing and pushing, causing a stampede. Two people were trampled to death and 62 other fans were injured.

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Larry Dierker was born September 22, 1946, in Hollywood California. Larry is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, manager, broadcaster, and he is also an accomplished American novelist, blogger, essayist, playwright, motivational speaker, and digital entrepreneur.

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