March 29, 2018

New York Yankees

The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the New York Mets of the National League. In the 1901 season, the club began play in the AL as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the modern Baltimore Orioles). Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise (which had ceased operations) and moved it to New York City, renaming the club the New York Highlanders. The Highlanders were officially renamed the Yankees in 1913.

The team is owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, an LLC controlled by the family of the late George Steinbrenner, who purchased the team in 1973. Brian Cashman is the team’s general manager, and Aaron Boone is the team’s field manager. The team’s home games were played at the original Yankee Stadium from 1923 to 1973 and from 1976 to 2008. In 2009, they moved into a new ballpark of the same name after the previous facility was closed and demolished. The team is perennially among the leaders in MLB attendance; in 2011, the Yankees had the second-highest attendance.

As one of the most successful sports clubs in the world, the Yankees have won 18 division titles, 40 AL pennants, and 27 World Series championships, all of which are MLB records. The Yankees have won more titles than any other franchise in the four major North American sports leagues. Forty-four Yankees players and eleven Yankees managers have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford. In pursuit of winning championships, the franchise has used a large payroll to attract talent, particularly during the Steinbrenner era. According to Forbes, the Yankees are the second highest valued sports franchise in the United States and the second in the world, with an estimated value of approximately $3.7 billion. The Yankees have garnered enormous popularity and a dedicated fanbase, as well as widespread enmity from fans of other MLB teams. The team’s rivalry with the Boston Red Sox is one of the most well-known rivalries in U.S. sports.

New York Yankees

Manager: Aaron Boone
Arena/Stadium: Yankee Stadium
World Series championships: 2009, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1978, MORE
Nicknames: The Bronx Zoo, Damn Yankees, The Yanks, MORE
Did you know: The New York Yankees have the eighth-longest MLB unbeaten streak by games (19).

Postseason Results
SEASON ROUND OPPONENT SERIES RESULT
2017 League Championship Series Houston Astros L 3-4
2017 Wild Card Game Minnesota Twins W 1-0
2015 Wild Card Game Houston Astros L 0-1
2012 League Championship Series Detroit Tigers L 0-4
2012 League Divisional Series Baltimore Orioles W 3-2
2011 League Divisional Series Detroit Tigers L 2-3
2010 League Championship Series Texas Rangers L 2-4
2010 League Divisional Series Minnesota Twins W 3-0
2009 World Series Philadelphia Phillies W 4-2
2009 League Championship Series Los Angeles Angels W 4-2
2009 League Divisional Series Minnesota Twins W 3-0
2007 League Divisional Series Cleveland Indians L 1-3
2006 League Divisional Series Detroit Tigers L 1-3
2005 League Divisional Series Los Angeles Angels L 2-3
2004 League Championship Series Boston Red Sox L 3-4
2004 League Divisional Series Minnesota Twins W 3-1
2003 World Series Florida Marlins L 2-4
2003 League Championship Series Boston Red Sox W 4-3
2003 League Divisional Series Minnesota Twins W 3-1
2002 League Divisional Series Anaheim Angels L 1-3
2001 World Series Arizona Diamondbacks L 3-4
2001 League Championship Series Seattle Mariners W 4-1
2001 League Divisional Series Oakland Athletics W 3-2
2000 World Series New York Mets W 4-1
2000 League Championship Series Seattle Mariners W 4-2
2000 League Divisional Series Oakland Athletics W 3-2