[September 19]

On September 19, alumnus John Cox '27 gives the leasing rights to Yankee Stadium to Rice -- probably Rice's most unusual donation. The university earns several million dollars leasing the house that Ruth built to the Yankees, paints the stadium blue and white in 1966 but is forced by eminent domain to sell the property to the City of New York in 1971 for the miserly sum of $2.5 million.


Yankee Stadium
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