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The Bronx Bombers were in a position that would become all too familiar at the start of the 1929 season. They were anxious to take the field as defending World Champions, having swept St. Louis in the previous year's World Series. It was the second consecutive Series sweep for the mighty New Yorkers, as they had also swept Pittsburgh in the 1927 series. This team, already being hailed as the greatest ever, was itching to defend their back to back titles. However, bad weather had forced a two day delay in opening the season, but finally on April 18, 1929 the weather broke enough to allow the raising of the championship banner and the first game of the new campaign. Playing under cold, graying skies and to a near capacity crowd these New Yorkers set the tone for what they thought would be another great march through the American League. Batting third for the Bombers in the bottom of the first is the mighty Bambino, who has just launched a pitch from Boston hurler Charlie Ruffing deep into the right field stands for his first round tripper of the season. On deck, waiting for his licks was the Iron Horse himself, Lou Gehrig, who would also go deep in the game. These two shots propelled New York to an opening day 7-3 victory. Limited edition to 634 prints.