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perhaps 1946 - a new General Electric sports floodlight, will make Yankee Stadium after dark the best lighted ball park in the country

GE FLOODS YANKEE STADIUM

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Electric Light

perhaps 1946

This is what would happen were a big leaguer to hoist one high enough to hit the new lights that will be in the Yankee Stadium come May 27  [no year].

What looks like ordinary window glass would deflect the ball with not so much as a scratch to the glass.

The special glass, which treats baseballs like a tin roof treats rain, will be front man for the new General Electric sports floodlight, which will make Yankee Stadium after dark the best lighted ball park in the country. 


Original Caption by Science Service
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