An old letter shows that, back in 1915, the Yankees considered building a new stadium in midtown Manhattan. In a letter to American League president Ban Johnson, team co-owner Colonel Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston requested a meeting to discuss the possible location.
“We have canvassed the feasibility of the 42nd Street site for a ballpark,” Huston wrote. “Col. Ruppert and myself will be with the Club when it reaches Chicago, and we will be glad to discuss the subject with you then.”
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