New York Yankees

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New York Yankees
Location: New York, New York
Year Founded: 1901
Colors: Navy Blue, White, Red
Mascot: None
Championships: 27
Website: http://yankees.mlb.com/
Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees are a Major League Baseball team located in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York. They play in the American League, East Division.

The Yankees are considered to be one of the most successful teams in baseball history because they have won 27 championships.[1]

The Yankees are also one of the wealthiest teams in all of baseball,[2] a fact that detractors have criticized and fans have lauded. Their payroll has been the league's highest for many years. As of 2008, they have handed out four of the five largest contracts in MLB history. However, it should be noted that this is just indicative of the Yankees adhering to conservative, capitalistic principles. This is evidenced by the fact that the owners of the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, are prominent conservatives. George Steinbrenner, the teams principle owner up until his passing in 2010, was a major contributoer to President Nixon's campaigns, and was pardoned by Ronald Reagan.

Stadium: Yankee Stadium

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)

Famous players

Position Player Accomplishments Years with Yankees
OF Babe Ruth 714 Home runs, 7 World Series rings 1920-1934
1B Lou Gehrig 493 Home runs, 7 World Series rings 1925-1939
CF Mickey Mantle 16-time All Star, 3-time AL MVP (1956, 1957, 1962), 7 World Series rings, Triple Crown (1956) 1951-1968
CF Joe DiMaggio 361 Home runs, 9 World Series rings 1936-1951
RF Roger Maris 61 Home runs in 1961, 2 World Series rings 1960-1966
C Yogi Berra Yankee-record 10 World Series rings, 1951, 1954, 1955 AL MVP 1946-1963
C Thurman Munson 1976 AL MVP, 2 World Series rings 1969-1979
2B Billy Martin 1950-1957*
RF Reggie Jackson 1977-1981
RHP Roger Clemens 2001 AL Cy Young 1999-2003, 2007

*Does not include years as manager

Famous managers

  • Joe McCarthy, 1931–45
  • Casey Stengel, 1949–60
  • Ralph Houk, 1961–63, 1967–73
  • Joe Torre, 1996-2007
  • Joe Girardi, 2008–Present

Roster

*Not on active roster
**Not on 40 man roster


Pitchers

  • 91 - Alfredo Aceves
  • 34 - A.J. Burnett
  • 62 - Joba Chamberlain
  • 65 - Phil Hughes
  • 43 - Damaso Marte
  • 45 - Sergio Mitre
  • 61 - Chan Ho Park
  • 46 - Andy Pettitte
  • 42 - Mariano Rivera
  • 30 - David Robertson
  • 52 - CC Sabathia
  • 28 - Josh Towers
  • 31 - Javier Vazquez

Catchers

Infielders

  • 24 - Robinson Cano
  • 2 - Derek Jeter
  • 26 - Nick Johnson
  • 19 - Ramiro Pena
  • 13 - Alex Rodriguez
  • 25 - Mark Teixeira

Outfielders

  • 28 - Shelley Duncan
  • 11 - Brett Gardner
  • 14 - Curtis Granderson
  • 33 - Nick Swisher
  • 38 - Marcus Thames
  • 22 - Randy Winn

Rivalries

Boston Red Sox

For over 100 years there has been a heated rivalry with the Yankees and the Red Sox. It is believed to have started when; Red Sox owner Harry Frazee not sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1919. [3]

New York Mets

The Yankees also have a rivalry with cross-town rival the Mets. The two faced off each other in the 2000 World Series in which the Yankees had won. Most Yankee fans are also fans of the Giants and Rangers, being the older, traditional and conservative teams, while Met Fans mostly fans of the Jets and Islanders. Studies have also shown that most Yankee fans are Republicans and most Met Fans are Democrats. [4]

Minor League Affiliates

The minor league affiliates of the Yankees are:

  • AAA - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
  • AA - Trenton Thunder
  • A Adv. - Tampa Yankees
  • A - Charleston RiverDogs
  • SS - Staten Island Yankees

Further reading

References

  1. http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/history/championships.jsp
  2. http://www.onestopbaseball.com/TeamPayroll.asp
  3. https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2004-10-20-yanks-sox-rivalry_x.htm
  4. https://www.politico.com/story/2007/04/in-ny-is-team-loyalty-a-partisan-affair-003647