Play Ball! Baseball Season Giveaways Begin Today

Ninety years ago today, the New York Yankees played their first regular-season game at Yankee Stadium. Blay Ball bookletThink you know all there is to know about this important day in baseball history? Prove it and you could win!

If you can answer all three of the following questions correctly, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win one copy of This wonderful 8½” x 11”, 40-page softbound book features the vivid paintings of artist Graig Kreindler, as well as 16 collectible stamps: the 2001 Legendary Playing Fields (10), the 2010 Negro Leagues Baseball (2), and the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Stars (4) stamps.


1. Who hit the first home run at Yankee Stadium?

2. Yankee Stadium hosted four All-Star games. Give the four years in which those games were held.

3. The final game at Yankee Stadium was played on September 21, 2008. That night, who was the Yankees’ starting pitcher?

To enter, send your answers, along with your name and address, to uspsstamps [at] gmail [dot] com. Of those who answer correctly, three people will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of Play Ball! If you don’t know all the answers this time around, don’t worry. You’ll have several more chances to win over the course of the season. The deadline for entries is 11:59 EDT, Friday, April 19. Good luck!

The contest entry period is now over. The correct answers are: 1. Babe Ruth 2. 1939, 1960, 1977, 2008 3. Andy Pettitte

Congratulations to our winners: Jeremy Freed, Gregg S. Garfinkel, and Diane Goatey. And thank you to everyone who entered. Check back next month for a chance to win.