Panic at Yankee Stadium 5/19/29

A violent rainstorm hit Yankee Stadium during the first game of a doubleheader OTD in 1929, causing panic in the stands that led to 64 injuries and two deaths.

Photo shows Officer Franklert taking names of Yankee Stadium panic victims in Lincoln Hospital. Sudden downpour during baseball game sent mob of 8,000 in south bleachers toward exists, trampling scores underfoot.