- 1923 - 1928
- 1932 - 1937
- 1938 - 1943
- 1947 - 1953
- 1956 - 1962
- 1977 - 1996
- 1998 - 2009
The Polo Grounds burned down in 1911 and the Highlanders allowed the Giants to play in Hilltop Park during reconstruction. Relations between the two teams warmed, and the Highlanders would move into the newly rebuilt Polo Grounds in 1913. Now playing on the Harlem River, a far cry from their high-altitude home, the name “Highlanders” no longer applied and fell ...
World Series – 1928 In the 1928 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the St. Louis Cardinals in four games. This was the first time a team had swept consecutive Series. Babe Ruth hit .625 (10 for 16) as the Yankees demolished their opponents by a combined score of 27 to 10. As he had done against the Cards ...
World Series – 1937 The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. The Yankees won in five games, for their second championship in a row and they’re sixth in fifteen years (1923, 1927–28, 1932, 1936). World Series – 1936 The 1936 World Series matched the ...
World Series – 1943 The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals against the New York Yankees, in a rematch of the 1942 Series. The Yankees won the Series in five games for their tenth championship in 21 seasons. It was Yankees’ manager Joe McCarthy’s final Series win. This series was also the first to have a ...
World Series – 1953 The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series, and the fourth such matchup between the two teams in the past seven seasons. The Yankees won in six games for their fifth straight title a mark which has not been equaled and ...
World Series – 1962 The 1962 World Series matched the defending American League and World Series champions New York Yankees against the National League champion San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since 1954 and first since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. World Series – 1961 The ...
The Yankees had been struggling during their years under CBS ownership, which had acquired the team in 1965. In 1972, CBS Chairman William S. Paley told team president, E. Michael Burke, the media company that intended to sell the club. As Burke later told writer Roger Kahn, Paley offered to sell the franchise to Burke if he could find financial ...
World Series – 1996 The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games, despite being outscored 26–18, to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. The Yankees became the third team to win a World Series after dropping Games 1 and 2 at home, ...
World Series – 2009 The 2009 World Series was the 105th edition of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) championship series. The best-of-seven playoff was contested between the Philadelphia Phillies, champions of the National League (NL) and defending World Series champions, and the New York Yankees, champions of the American League (AL). The Yankees defeated the Phillies, four games to two, to ...
History of the Yankees
The New York Yankees are one of the most iconic baseball teams in Major League Baseball (MLB) history. They have been playing since 1903 and have won a record 27 World Series championships, making them one of the most successful franchises in professional sports. The team has had some of the greatest players to play the game, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Joe DiMaggio. They also boast an impressive list of Hall-of-Famers who made their mark on baseball history with their outstanding performances for this storied franchise.
The Yankees' success is due to many factors, such as significant ownership that allows them to spend money freely on top talent, strong scouting departments that can find hidden gems and a passionate fan base that fills Yankee Stadium each night with enthusiasm for every pitch thrown by its beloved team members. With all these advantages combined, it's no wonder they are such a dominant year after year in MLB competition!
One thing is sure: when you think about professional baseball, there’s no doubt you will think about The New York Yankees first! Whether you love or hate them, everyone knows what they stand for – excellence on and off the field throughout their long history, which continues even today as they strive towards another championship season!
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2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1901 – 1999 / American League
1913 – Present / New York Yankees
1903 – 1912 / New York Highlanders
1901 – 1902 / Baltimore Orioles
Yankees – For sports fans, the New York Yankees are one of the most iconic teams in Major League Baseball. But did you know that their nickname has an interesting origin story?
The origins of the "Yankees" nickname can be traced back to a newspaper article from 1904. At that time, reporters were referring to players as “Yanks” or “Yankees” because they were seen as being from up north and having a more aggressive style of play than their southern counterparts. Other newspapers picked up this term and soon became associated with all New York-based baseball teams, including the Highlanders (who would eventually become known as The Yankees).
The name stuck around for years until 1913 when it officially became part of the team's official identity after owner Frank Farrell announced he wanted his team referred to simply as "the Yanks." From then on out, whenever someone mentioned The Bronx Bombers, it was always about this same group: The Yankee franchise!
Over 100 years later, we still refer to them by this beloved moniker today - which speaks volumes about how much history is packed into just three syllables! So next time you watch your favorite MLB game featuring America's Team, remember where its name comes from - it may not have been what we first expected, but it certainly has stood firm over decades worth of winning seasons!
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2009, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1978, 1977, 1962, 1961, 1958, 1956, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950, 1949, 1947, 1943, 1941, 1939, 1938, 1937, 1936, 1932, 1928, 1927, 1923
2009 – Present / Yankee Stadium II
1976 – 2008 / Yankee Stadium I
1974 – 1975 / Shea Stadium
1923 – 1973 / Yankee Stadium I
1920 – 1922 / Polo Grounds IV
1913 – 1919 / Brush Stadium
1903 – 1912 / Hilltop Park
1901 – 1902 / Oriole Park
2004 – Present / Yankee Global Enterprises LLC
1999 – 2004 / YankeeNets
1973 – 2010 / George Steinbrenner
1964 – 1973 / Columbia Broadcasting System
1945 – 1964 / Del Webb, Dan Topping
1939 – 1945 / Heirs of Jacob Ruppert
1922 – 1939 / Jacob Ruppert
1915 – 1922 / Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston and Jacob Ruppert
1903 – 1915 / William Devery and Frank Farrell
1901 – 1902 / Unknown Owners
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
1 / Billy Martin
2 / Derek Jeter
3 / Babe Ruth
4 / Lou Gehrig
5 / Joe DiMaggio
6 / Joe Torre
7 / Mickey Mantle
8 / Bill Dickey
8 / Yogi Berra
9 / Roger Maris
10 / Phil Rizzuto
15 / Thurman Munson
16 / Whitey Ford
20 / Jorge Posada
23 / Don Mattingly
32 / Elston Howard
37 / Casey Stengel
42 / Jackie Robinson
42 / Mariano Rivera
44 / Reggie Jackson
46 / Andy Pettitte
49 / Ron Guidry
51 / Bernie Williams
*Blue is this team’s history