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 NY Yankees are one of two professional baseball clubs in New York, the other being the New York Mets. The Yankees were established in 1913 and have lived under that name for the last 107 years. During that time, the Yankees have won 27 World Series titles, which is the most among professional sports teams in the world. 

History of the New York Yankees

The franchise has won 40 American League pennants during their tenure as the Yankees. In the earlier days of baseball, the leaders in each league automatically played for the World Series title. The American League East in baseball wasn’t founded until the 1969 season. Since then, the Yankees have won 19 division titles. Moreover, the franchise has won more championships than any other franchise in North America. 

Early Years: The New York Highlanders

In the late 1890s, the Yankees played in Baltimore. After that, the Yankees transitioned from being the Orioles to their new franchise name. In 1903, the franchise was donated to the New York Highlanders. The team played at Hilltop Park, which was constructed in the upper part of Manhattan, which had the highest point in the city. As a result, the Highlanders finished second in the AL in 1904, 1906, and 1910 before their last season in 1912. 

The NY Yankees Dynasty

It’s safe to say that for 42 years the Yankees were the pinnacle of success. From 1920 to 1962, the Yankees were America’s Team. In 1923, the Yankees won their first World Series title. After that, the Yankees added back-to-back titles in 1927 and 1928. During that time, the franchise boasted “Murderer’s Row,” which featured a lineup of Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel, and Tony Lazzeri. 

During the 1930s, the team won four straight World Series titles from 1936 to 1939, headlined by the great Joe DiMaggio. Then, in the 1940s, the Yankees added four more to their arsenal. The 1950s featured five straight World Series titles from 1949 to 1953. Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, and Yogi Berra were the “Big 3” of the bunch. As the 1960s opened, Roger Marris and Mantle powered the franchise to championships in 1961 and 1962. 

New York’s Decline & Rise

The Yankees captured World Series titles in 1977 and 1978 but faced a steep decline for nearly 20 years. It wasn’t until the “Core Four” of Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada led a string of four championships in five seasons, including a three-peat from 1998 to 2000. Then, after a nine-year hiatus from the World Series, Joe Girardi led the Yankees to a title in his first year as manager. The team was headlined by a pitching staff with CC Sabathia, while Jeter won his fifth championship in his career. 

Everything To Know About Yankees

Down below features all of your need to know information about the New York Yankees. 

NY Yankees History

The Yankees play in the American League as part of the A.L. East. Once known as the Orioles and Highlanders, the franchise became the Yankees in 1913. The team plays at Yankee Stadium, which has gone through a complete second rebuild. 

NY Yankees Franchise Management 

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

NY Yankees Championships

Playoff Appearances: 1921, 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

American League East Division Titles: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2019

American League Pennants: 1921, 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

World Series Titles: 1923, 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 New York Yankees have retired 23 numbers throughout the team’s history 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)

Where have the Yankees played home games?
The NY Yankees have played in the following stadiums: Oriole Park (1901-1902), Hilltop Park (1903-1912), Polo Grounds (1913-1922), Yankee Stadium (1923-1973), Shea Stadium (1974-1975), Yankee Stadium (1976-2008), New Yankee (II) (2009-present).

Who is the owner of the NY Yankees?
Since the death of George Steinbrenner, his son Hal has handled day-to-day operations.

Who is the manager of the NY Yankees?
Aaron Boone has served as the manager since 2018.