Where Did the Yankees First Play in 1921?

Did you know that the Yankees first played in 1921? They were known as the New York Highlanders until 1913.

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In 1920, the New York Yankees began playing their home games at the Polo Grounds, which was also home to the New York Giants baseball team. The following year, the Yankees moved to Yankee Stadium, which was constructed across the street from the Polo Grounds. The stadium was originally built for $2.5 million and seated 58,000 fans.

Ebbets Field

Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball stadium in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. It is known mainly as the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team of the National League, from 1913 to 1957, but was also home to three National Football League teams in the 1920s.

The stadium hosted the Dodger’s first game on April 10, 1913. The first recorded no-hitter in Ebbets Field history occurred on September 16, 1920, when Brooklyn’s Clarence Mitchell no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies, 3–0. Jimmy Johnston’s unassisted triple play during the same game is also believed to be the first in MLB history.

The Polo Grounds

The Polo Grounds was the first home of the New York Yankees, who played there from their inception in 1901 until 1913. Initially located in upper Manhattan, the Polo Grounds later moved to The Bronx. The team’s final season at the Polo Grounds was in 1922, after which they moved to Yankee Stadium.


The conclusion is that the Yankees first played at the Polo Grounds.

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