Yankee Stadium (1923)

The original Yankee Stadium was a stadium located in the Bronx, New York City. It was the home ballpark of the New York Yankees, the city's American League franchise, from 1923 to 1973 and from 1976 to 2008; the stadium hosted 6,581 Yankees regular season home games during its 85-year history. It was the home of the New York Giants National Football League team from 1956 through the first part of the 1973–74 NFL season; the stadium's nickname, "The House That Ruth Built", is derived from Babe Ruth, the baseball superstar whose prime years coincided with the stadium's opening and the beginning of the Yankees' winning history. It has been referred to as "The Cathedral of Baseball"; the stadium was built from 1922 to 1923 for $2.4 million. Its construction was paid for by Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, eager to have his own stadium after sharing the Polo Grounds with the New York Giants baseball team the previous 10 years. Yankee Stadium opened for the 1923 MLB season and was hailed at the time as a one-of-a-kind facility in the country for its size.

Over the course of its history, Yankee Stadium became one of the most famous venues in the United States, having hosted a variety of events and historic moments during its existence. While many of these moments were baseball-related—including World Series games, no-hitters, perfect games and historic home runs—the stadium hosted boxing matches, the 1958 NFL Championship Game, Jehovah's Witnesses conventions, three Papal Masses; the stadium went through many alterations and playing surface configurations over the years. The condition of the facility worsened in the 1960s and 1970s, prompting its closure for renovation from 1974 to 1975; the renovation altered the appearance of the venue and reduced the distance of the outfield fences. In 2006, the Yankees began building a new $2.3 billion stadium in public parkland adjacent to the stadium. The price included $1.2 billion in public subsidies. The design includes a replica of the frieze along the roof, part of the original Yankee Stadium. Monument Park, a Hall of Fame for prominent former Yankees, was relocated to the new stadium.

Yankee Stadium closed following the 2008 baseball season and the new stadium opened in 2009, adopting the "Yankee Stadium" moniker. The original Yankee Stadium was demolished in 2010, two years after it closed, the 8-acre site was converted into a public park called Heritage Field; the Yankees had played at the Polo Grounds in upper Manhattan since 1913, sharing the venue with the New York Giants. However, relations between the two teams were rocky, with the Giants harboring resentment towards the Yankees; the Yankees had been looking for a new and permanent venue since at least 1909. The local papers had periodic announcements about the Yankees acquiring and developing land in the Kingsbridge neighborhood for a new ballpark northeast of 225th and Broadway, wrote about the park as if its construction was in progress; the Kingsbridge pipe dream continued with new owners Ruppert and Huston. The Yankees would remain tenants at the Polo Grounds for ten years, the same length of time they had spent at Hilltop Park.

For the 1920 season, the Yankees acquired star slugger Babe Ruth and in his first year with his new team, the Yankees drew 1.3 million fans to the Polo Grounds, outdrawing the Giants. By the middle of 1920, the Giants had issued an eviction notice to the Yankees, soon rescinded. In 1921, the Yankees won their first American League pennant; this exacerbated Giants owner Charles Stoneham's and manager John McGraw's resentment of the Yankees and reinforced their insistence that the Yankees find another place to play their home games. McGraw, always ready with a pointed quote for the sportswriters, derisively suggested that the Yankees relocate "to Queens or some other out-of-the-way place". Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston and Jacob Ruppert, the Yankees' owners since January 1915 decided to put the club's dream into reality and build their own stadium; the owners did so at speculation. Baseball teams played in 30,000-seat facilities, but Huston and Ruppert invoked Ruth's name when asked how the Yankees could justify a ballpark with 60,000 seats.

The doubt over the Yankees' lasting power was amplified by baseball's sagging popularity after the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, in which eight Chicago White Sox players were expelled for conspiring with gamblers to fix that year's World Series. Many people felt three baseball teams could not prosper in New York City, but Huston and Ruppert were confident the Yankees could thrive amongst the more established New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League; the total bill for construction of the stadium was $2.5 million. Huston and Ruppert explored many areas for Yankee Stadium. Of the other sites being considered, the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, at Amsterdam Avenue between 136th and 138th streets in Manhattan, nearly became reality. Consideration was given to building atop railroad tracks on the West Side of Manhattan and to Long Island City, in Queens; the area Huston and Ruppert settled on was a 10 acres lumberyard in the Bronx within walking distance from and in sight of, Coogan's Bluff. The Polo Grounds was located on the Manhattan side of the Harlem River, at 155th Str

Diarmuid Hegarty (Griffith College)

Diarmuid Hegarty BComm LLB is the President of Griffith College Ireland. He is Chairman of the Friends of the Vocal Arts. Diarmuid Hegarty was born in Dublin, he studied Commerce at University College Dublin and obtained a Barrister at Law degree from the Honorable Society of King's Inns. He speaks Chinese and fluent French. 1969 – 1973: Training Contract with Coopers and Lybrand followed by specialisation in Tax Consultancy. Promoted to level of Tax Manager 1974 – 1975: Taxation Consultant with constituent firm of Deloitte and Touche 1975 – 1992: managing director and Accounting Training. Established the BAT college 1992 – present day: President of Griffith College Ireland 1999 – 2006: board member of Griffith College Karachi 2018 - Elected to the Council of Dublin Chamber of Commerce Barrister-at-LawFellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland Previously a member of the Irish Tax Institute Diarmuid Hegarty founded Griffith College as the Business and Accounting Training College in 1974 and the college operated from Milltown, St. Stephen's Green and Morehampton Road, The name was changed to Griffith College when the college moved to the former Griffith Barracks in 1991.

As President of Griffith College Diarmuid Hegarty is involved in promoting the Bologna Process for a Europe-wide Higher Education Network. Griffith College is now established as Ireland's largest private third-level institution with over 7,500 students. 1981 – 1988: Member of Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland 1981 – 1984: Chairman of the Accounting Review Committee of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland 1982 – 1984: Chairman of the Inflationary Accounting Committee of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland 1982: Represented Ireland on the Accounting Standards Steering Committee 1985 – 1987: Chairman of the Parliamentary and Law Committee of the Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies in Ireland 1987: Member of the Financial Services working group Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland 1996 – 1998: Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Government of Vietnam, in relation to the establishment of a proposed Vietnamese Association of Accountants 1998 and 1999: Advisor to the Irish Government under the Strategic Management Initiative Financial Management Working Group 1999 – present day: Member of Baggot Street Community Hospital Board 1999 – 2000: Keynote speaker at various international seminars on Information Technology 2000 – 2008: Member of the Blackrock College Financial Advisory Group 2000 – present day: Rotating Chair of Higher Education Colleges Association.

As Chairman of HECA he spearheaded the quest for Quality Assurance in tertiary private education 2001 – present day: Appointed by Minister for Education and Science, Dr Michael Woods, to the Higher Education and Training Awards Council 2001: Advisor to the Pakistani government in the area of education and investment in the IT Sector 2001: Appointed by the Government of Pakistan as Honorary Consul for Pakistan at Cork, for Co. Cork, Ireland 2004: Nominated for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2004: Chairman of Friends of the Vocal Arts in Ireland 2004 – 2009: chairman of the board of Marketing of Las Adelfas Hotels 2007 – 2011: Chairman of the Higher Education and Training Awards Council Audit Committee 2008: Chairman of the Irish Higher Education Qualifications Network Sub-Committee on Pastoral Care 2010: Member of the High Level Group on Irish Education 2011: Chairman of the Higher Education Colleges Association, 2011 – 2012: Vice-Chair of the Irish Higher Education Quality Network 2011 – present day: Member of Baggot Street Community Hospital Strategy Committee 2012: Received an Honorary Professorship from the Beijing Information Science & Technology University in China and was made an Honorary Member of the University's academic board 2012 – 2013: Chairman of the Irish Higher Education Quality Network 2018 - Elected as a Council Member to Dublin Chamber of Commerce Aside from academics and education Hegarty is Chairman of the Las Adelfas Hotel partnership, in which he has extensive business interests.

He is the Vice-Chairman of the Ireland-Pakistan Business Council. Griffith College website Griffith College Cork website Griffith College Limerick website Griffith Halls of Residence website Higher Education Colleges Association website Irish Higher Education Quality Network website Bologna Promotors website Ireland Pakistan Business Council Beijing Information Science & Technology University Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland

Sing Sinner Sing

Sing Sinner Sing is a 1933 American pre-Code romantic drama film directed by Howard Christie. Leila Hyams plays a singer, accused of her husband's murder. At the time the movie was released, it was recognized as being loosely based on the 1932 Libby Holman-Zachary Smith Reynolds case. Paul Lukas as Phil Carida Leila Hyams as Lela Larson Don Dillaway as Ted Rendon Ruth Donnelly as Maggie Flannigan George E. Stone as Spats Joyce Compton as Gwen Jill Dennett as Sadie Arthur Hoyt as Uncle Homer Paul McGrail as Louis Gladys Blake as Cecily Gordon Arthur Housman as Jerry Edgar Norton as Roberts the Butler John St. Polis as James Parks Stella Adams as Aunt Emily van Puyten Pat O'Malley as Henchman Conley Walter Brennan as Henchman RiordanVarious artists, such as Lionel Hampton and Marshal Royal, can be seen playing in bands in the film. Sing, Sing on IMDb Sing Sinner Sing is available for free download at the Internet Archive