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Yankees Glory Days in pictures

The New York Highlanders, predecessors to the New York Yankees, loosen up at Hilltop Park on Opening Day, April 14, 1908. Built in six weeks in 1903, the ballpark, formally named American League Park, stood in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York, on the west side of Broadway between 165th and 168th streets. The Highlanders' name referred at least partly to this site, on one of Manhattan's highest points. On this day, the Highlanders would beat the Philadelphia Athletics 1-0, but the New Yorkers would go on to have a dismal 1908 season, finishing 51-103.  <span class=meta>(Library of Congress)</span>
November 16, 2009 5:34:14 PM PST