The Turbulent ’70s: Steinbrenner, the Stadium, and the 1970s Scene

By Tony Morante

This article was published in the 2017 The National Pastime.

In the 1970s, Yankee Stadium was on its way to becoming the mecca for outdoor events in the United States, but five decades of wear and tear since Babe Ruth's heyday was taking a toll on the structure — and New York City. The author, an employee of the Yankees since 1958, shares his memories of that turbulent decade. Anyway you look at it, the 1970s was a decade of upheaval and change everywhere in the country, but particularly in New York City. The “police action” of Vietnam ended and . . .

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