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New York Yankees
Established 1913
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Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Retired numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 42, 44, 49, 24
Colors
  • Navy blue, white

         

Name
  • New York Yankees (1913–present)
  • New York Highlanders (1902–1912)
  • Baltimore Orioles (1877–1902)
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (27) 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
AL Pennants (40)[1] 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
East Division titles (17)[2] 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1980
1981 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999
2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003
2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2009
2011
Wild card berths (4) 1995 • 1997 • 2007 • 2010

The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in New York City, New York in the Bronx. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as part of the American League (AL) east division. They are one of two MLB teams based in New York City, the other being the National League's (NL) New York Mets. They won 27 World Series championships to date, more than any other team in the Major Leagues. From 1923 to 2008, the Yankees home stadium had been Yankee Stadium. Currently, they are playing at their new Yankee Stadium.

The word "Yankee" (slang for "American") and the "Uncle Sam" top hat, make up part of what they are all about. As with the more common use of the term "Yankee", the team name is more often called "the Yanks". Their most commonly used "unofficial" nickname is "the Bronx Bombers", or simply "the Bombers". This nickname was given to them by the press a long time ago. It refers to their ability to hit home runs a lot (a home run is sometimes called a "bomb"). A less used nickname is "the Pinstripers", for their well-known uniform style.

The official fight song for the Yankees is "Here Come the Yankees".

After the game, they play Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York".

They have 18 retired numbers, more than any other teams in MLB. The number 42 was retired not only in the Yankees but also throughout Major League Baseball in honor of Jackie Robinson who broke the color barrier.

The Yankees were also the last team to repeat as World Series champions. They won three straight titles from 1998 to 2000.

The team's rivalry with the Boston Red Sox is one of the most well-known rivalries in North American sports.

From 1903 to 2019, the Yankees' overall win-loss record is 10,378–7,840 (a .570 winning percentage)

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