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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New York Yankees

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The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of the Bronx, in New York City, New York and are a member of Major League Baseball's American League East Division. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles, and moved to New York City in 1903, becoming known as the New York Highlanders before being officially renamed the "Yankees" in 1913. From 1923 to 2008, the Yankees' home ballpark was Yankee Stadium, one of the world's most famous sports venues. In 2009, they moved into a new stadium, also called "Yankee Stadium".

The franchise leads Major League Baseball in both revenue and titles, with 26 World Series championships and 39 American League Pennants. They have more championships than any other franchise in North American professional sports history, passing the 24 Stanley Cup championships by the Montreal Canadiens in 1999. Throughout the team's history, the franchise has produced some of the most celebrated players in Major League history, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra. The franchise has seen 44 of its players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Yankees have retired the numbers of 16 of its players.

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Retired Numbers1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 42, 44, 49
Colors


  • Navy Blue, White


         
Name


  • New York Yankees (1913–present)




  • New York Highlanders (1903–1912)

  • Baltimore Orioles (1901–1902)


(Also referred to as "Americans" originally)
Other nicknames


  • The Bronx Bombers, The Yanks, The Pinstripers, The Bronx Zoo, The Evil Empire


Ballpark


  • Yankee Stadium (II) (2009–present)

  • Yankee Stadium (I) (1923–1973), (1976–2008)

  • Shea Stadium (1974–1975)

  • Polo Grounds (IV) (1913–1922)

    • a.k.a. Brush Stadium (1913–1919)



  • Hilltop Park (1903–1912)

  • Oriole Park (Baltimore) (1901–1902)


Major league titles
World Series titles (26)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
AL Pennants (39)2003 • 2001 • 2000 • 1999
1998 • 1996 • 1981 • 1978
1977 • 1976 • 1964 • 1963
1962 • 1961 • 1960 • 1958
1957 • 1956 • 1955 • 1953
1952 • 1951 • 1950 • 1949
1947 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941
1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936
1932 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926
1923 • 1922 • 1921
  
East Division titles (15) 2006 • 2005 • 2004 • 2003
2002 • 2001 • 2000 • 1999
1998 • 1996 • 1981 • 1980
1978 • 1977 • 1976
  
Wild card berths (3)2007 • 1997 • 1995