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New York Yankees
2019 New York Yankees season
Established 1901
Based in New York since 1903
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Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Retired numbers 1, 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)
Other nicknames
  • The Bronx Bombers, The Yanks, The Pinstripers, The Bronx Zoo
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
Front office
Owner(s) Yankee Global Enterprises LLC
Manager Joe Girardi
General Manager Brian Cashman
President of Baseball Operations Randy Levine

The New York Yankees are a Major League Baseball team from New York City. They have 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 New York Yankees' main rival is the Boston Red Sox.

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.

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 fifth in the world, with an estimated value of approximately $4 billion.

The Yankees have garnered enormous popularity and a dedicated fanbase, as well as widespread enmity from fans of other MLB teams.


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