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During the 86-year history of the original Yankee Stadium, the so-called House That Ruth Built underwent a surprising amount of changes, as recently revealed by rare blueprints.
National Geographic has now published blueprints by Osborn Engineering, the Cleveland company that built Yankee Stadium. While the company sold off the bulk of their archives years ago, some records were left behind. These include a number relating to the hallowed baseball park. In particular, they provide an excellent look at renovations extending the original triple-decker grandstand down the left- and right-field lines that occurred in the late 1920s and 1930s. (A time when the Yankee lineup including Lou Gehrig and, of course, the Bambino.)