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New York Yankees

New York Yankees
MLB
Established1901
Major league affiliations
American League (1901 - present)
East Division (1969 - present)
Retired numbers1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 42, 44, 49
ColorsNavy blue, white    
New York Yankees (1913 - present)
New York Highlanders (1903 1912) *Baltimore Orioles (1901 1902)
Other nicknamesThe Bronx Bombers, The Yanks, The Pinstripers, The Bronx Zoo
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 titles1923192719281932
1936193719381939
1941194319471949
1950195119521953
1956195819611962
1977197819961998
199920002009 ((27))
AL 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 ((40)[1])
East Division titles1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1980
1981 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999
2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003
2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2009
2011 ((17)[2])
Wild card berths1995 • 1997 • 2007 • 2010 ((4))
OwnerYankee Global Enterprises LLC
ManagerJoe Girardi

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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. They belong to 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".

As of , the franchise, which most recently won the World Series in 2009, leads the league in both revenue and titles, with 27 World Series championships and 40 American League pennants. Throughout its existence, the team has had some of the most celebrated players in Major League history, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra. Forty-three Yankees players and eleven Yankees managers have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the team has retired the numbers of 16 people.

The Yankees have achieved widespread popularity and a dedicated fanbase, although during the era of ownership by George Steinbrenner, they acquired a polarizing reputation from heavy spending on player salaries for the sake of recruiting top talent, earning them the jocular name "The Evil Empire", which is most often used by fans of other teams. Their rivalry with the Boston Red Sox is arguably the fiercest and most historic in North American professional sports. To support the Yankees and expand their media coverage, the dedicated television channel YES Network was launched in 2002.


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