NY Yankees

The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City area of the Bronx. The franchise is a member of Major League Baseball (MLB) and competes in the American League (AL) East Division. The Yankees are one of two professional baseball clubs in New York. Originally, the Yankees were the New York Highlanders before changing to the Yankees in 1913. The Yankees play at Yankee Stadium. 

History of the New York Yankees

  • Above all, the Yankees are arguably the most successful sports team in the United States, having won 19 American League East Division titles, 40 American League pennants, and 27 World Series championships. 
  • In addition, the Yankees won more championships than any other franchise in North America. 
  • In the end, the Yankees have 44 players and 11 managers in the Hall of Fame.

Becoming the NY Yankees

  • From 1894-1902, the team was named the Orioles and played in Baltimore. 
  • In 1903, the Orioles transitioned to New York and became the Highlanders. 
  • The team’s new ballpark, Hilltop Park, was constructed in Upper Manhattan’s highest points, which led to the team nickname. 
  • The Highlanders finished second in the AL in 1904, 1906, 1910 before changing their nickname again in 1912. 

Slugging in New York

  • The Yankees won their first World Series in 1923 and boasted some of the best hitters in the sports’ history. 
  • In 1927, the lineup of Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel, and Tony Lazzeri became known as “Murderer’s Row.”
  • From 1936 to 1939, Joe DiMaggio helped the Yankees win four straight World Series titles. 
  • The 1960s featured two of the sport’s best-ever players in Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Mantle and Maris became the “M&M Boys,” while Maris eventually set the MLB home run record. 

The NY Yankees Dynasty & Tree-Peat

  • From 1962 to 1996, the Yankees won two World Series titles, which was considered a decline given the state of the team’s level of play. 
  • In 1996, the “Core Four” of Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettite, and Mariano Rivera helped the Yankees win titles in 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000. Jorre was the manager for the team for all four titles. 
  • Finally, the Yankees last won a title in 2009. It was the last World Series title “The Boss” George Steinbrenner saw during his legendary run as the team’s owner. 

“The Boss”-A Community for New Yorkers!

George Steinbrenner demanded nothing short of excellence during his time running the Yankees. In addition, the New York baseball franchise is the pinnacle of excellence, which is why the team is worth the second-highest dollar amount in all of the professional sports. Most importantly, with 40 titles and counting, the team continues to pile up their rings. 

NY Yankees Ownership & Management

The principal owner of the franchise is Yankee Global Enterprises. George’s son, Hal, serves as the chairman. Next, the President of the team is Randy Levine and the General Manager is Brian Cashman. Finally, the manager of the Yankees is Aaron Boone. 

NY Yankees Championships

Meanwhile, the NY Yankees have one of the most accomplished postseason resumes in all of the professional sports. In conclusion, despite spending the last decade without a World Series, the Yankees still lead the likes of football, soccer, basketball, and hockey franchises in postseason success. 

Yankees Playoff Appearances1921, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Yankees Divisional Titles1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2019
Yankees Pennants1921, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1976, 1977 ,1978, 1981, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009
Yankees World Series Titles1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009

Retired Numbers

The Yankees own some of the best players in franchise history. For example, over a combined 40 players and managers are in the Hall of Fame. Throughout the team’s history, The New York Yankees have retired 23 numbers, including all of the following:

  • Billy Martin (1)
  • Derek Jeter (2)
  • Babe Ruth (3)
  • Lou Gehrig (4)
  • Joe DiMaggio (5)
  • Joe Torre (6)
  • Mickey Mantle (7)
  • Bill Dickey (8)
  • Yogi Berra (8)
  • Roger Maris (9)
  • Phil Rizzuto (10)
  • Thurman Munson (15)
  • Whitey Ford (16)
  • Jorge Posada (20)
  • Don Mattingly (23)
  • Elston Howard (32)
  • Casey Stengel (37)
  • Mariano Rivera (42)
  • Reggie Jackson (44)
  • Andy Pettite (46)
  • Ron Guidry (49)
  • Bernie Williams (51)
  • Jackie Robinson (42)