Rank 'Em: Top Yankee Stadium Home Runs

Created: July 7, 2008, 3:40 PM

Babe Ruth hit the first ever
home run in Yankee Stadium.

We all know about the abundance of great home runs that have been hit in Yankee Stadium in its 85-year history, but which homer was the best?

Was it Chris Chambliss' home run in the bottom of the ninth to send the Yankees to the 1976 World Series? Or was it Aaron Boone's Game 7 heroic blast to win the 2003 ALCS against the Red Sox? These homers have changed the course of baseball, but where do they rank among the best at The Big Ballpark in the Bronx? Cast your vote now!

Scroll over the players' pictures to read about the best Yankee Stadium home runs and see how your rankings compare to the rest of SportsNation!


 

 
  • New York Yankees
    April 18, 1923
    Babe Ruth hit the first home run ever at Yankee Stadium against the Boston Red Sox.
  • New York Giants
    October 10, 1923
    Casey Stengel hit an inside-the-park home run in the top of the ninth, leading the Giants to a 5-4 Game 1 win against the Yankees in the World Series.
  • New York Yankees
    September 30, 1927
    Babe Ruth hit his record 60th home run of the season against the St. Louis Browns.
  • New York Yankees
    July 2, 1941
    Joe DiMaggio extended his record hitting streak to 45 games with a home run against the Red Sox.
  • New York Yankees
    October 1, 1949
    Johnny Lindell hit an eighth-inning home run to beat the Red Sox 5-4 and move the Yankees into a tie for the pennant on the next-to-last day of the season.
  • New York Yankees
    October 5, 1949
    Tommy Henrich gave the Yankees a 1-0 win in Game 1 of the World Series with a home run in the bottom of the ninth against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • New York Yankees
    October 1, 1961
    Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's single-season record of 60 home runs by hitting his 61st against the Boston Red Sox.
  • New York Yankees
    October 10, 1964
    Mickey Mantle won Game 3 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals and passed Babe Ruth on the all-time World Series home run list with his 16th dinger.
  • New York Yankees
    May 14, 1967
    Mickey Mantle joined the 500 home run club with a seventh inning blast off relief pitcher Stu Miller. Decades later, controversy swirled over who owned the actual ball Mantle hit. It eventually sold for $144,000 in 2007.
  • New York Yankees
    October 14, 1976
    Chris Chambliss' home run in the bottom of the ninth against the Kansas City Royals won the ALCS for the Yankees, 7-6.
  • New York Yankees
    October 18, 1977
    Reggie Jackson hit three consecutive home runs off of three different pitchers in Game 6 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Kansas City Royals
    October 10, 1980
    George Brett hit an upper-deck shot off Goose Gossage of the Yankees in the top of the seventh to sweep the ALCS.
  • Kansas City Royals
    July 24, 1983
    In the top of the ninth and the Royals trailing 4-3, George Brett hit his infamous "pine-tar" home run off Yankee reliever Goose Gossage. When Yankees manager Billy Martin pointed out that Brett's pine tar extended to about 24 inches (the allowable limit was only 18 inches), Brett was called out by the home plate umpire.
  • New York Yankees
    October 9, 1996
    Derek Jeter hit a home run with the help of fan Jeffrey Maier in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • New York Yankees
    October 26, 1999
    Chad Curtis gave the Yankees a 6-5 victory in Game 3 of the World Series against the Braves with a home run in the bottom of the 10th inning.
  • New York Yankees
    October 31, 2001
    Tino Martinez hit a game-tying two-run home run off Byung-Hyun Kim of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the bottom of the ninth in Game 4 of the World Series.
  • New York Yankees
    October 31, 2001
    After Tino Martinez tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run home run, Kim stayed in the game and gave up the game-winning home run to Derek Jeter in the bottom of the 10th inning.
  • New York Yankees
    November 1, 2001
    This wasn't Byung-Hyun Kim's week. In the bottom of the ninth in Game 5, the Diamondbacks reliever was tagged for a game-tying home run off the bat of Scott Brosius.
  • New York Yankees
    October 16, 2003
    In Game 7 of the ALCS Aaron Boone hit a home run in the bottom of the 11th to beat the Red Sox 6-5.
  • New York Yankees
    August 4, 2007
    Perhaps A-Rod's 500th blast was just a pit stop on the way to the all-time home run record? Rodriguez would need to average 25 home runs for the next nine years to surpass Barry Bonds' current total of 762.