New York Yankees Team History

Who are the New York Yankees?

New York Yankees Team is a professional baseball team which is based in New York City. This team is commonly known as the Yankees and it competes in MLB i.e. Major League Baseball as a member club of the AL i.e. American League East Division. Basically, in New York City, there are two major league clubs that are based there i.e. the New York Yankees and the New York Mets.

New York Yankees

In 1901 season, the Yankees started playing in the American League. At that time they were known as Baltimore Orioles (do not confuse them with the modern Baltimore Orioles.) Bill Devery and Frank Farrell bought the franchise since they had ceased operating and moved it to the city of New York. They later named the club New York Highlanders. In the year 1913, the Highlanders were renamed officially as the Yankees.

Who Owns the Yankees?

Yankee Global Enterprises are the owners of this baseball club. The Yankee Global Enterprises is an LLC that is controlled by the members of the family of the late George Steinbrenner, who bought this team in the year 1973. Joe Giradi who is a former catcher is the manager of the Yankees. The team’s general manager is known as Brian Cashman.

Where do Yankees Play their Home Games?

From 1923 to 1973, and from 1976 to 2008 the Yankees used to play their home games at the Yankee Stadium. In 2009, the Yankees moved in a modern ballpark that was still named Yankee Stadium. This was a move taken once the previous ballpark was closed. The Yankees is often among the leaders when it comes to Major League Baseball attendance. For instance, they had the second highest attendance in the 2011 MLB season.

What have the Yankees Achieved Since its Formation?

The Yankees are considered to be among the most successful sports club in this world. Since its formation, this club has won 40 AL pennants, 27 World Series championships and 18 division tittles. 11 Yankees managers and 44 Yankees players have been included into the US National Baseball Hall of Fame. In pursuit of emerging winners in championships, the franchise have really spent huge cash amounts in recruiting talent, most especially during the Steinbrenner era.

How Much do the Yankees Worth?

According to the list of rich baseball clubs that was released by Forbes in the year 2013, the New York Yankees are considered the highest valued sports franchise in the US and the fourth in this world. The Yankees have got an estimated value of 2.3 billion US dollars. The club have recently gained enormous popularity, world spread enmity as well as a dedicated fan base from fans of the other MLB teams around the globe.

Who are the Rivals of the Yankees?

The Boston Red Sox are the most well- known rivals of the Yankees in United States sports.

Last, but not the least, this is all you need to know about the history of the Yankees. For more information about this club, kindly do not hesitate visiting their official website. Thank you.