New York Yankees
Love them or hate them, there's no denying the power and history of the New York Yankees. The most successful team in North American professional sports, the Bronx Bombers have had their name since the 1913 Major League Baseball season. Previously, the club had been known as the New York Highlanders between 1903 and 1912. The Yankees roster has boasted many of the game's best players and more than any other team, it's been the Yankees celebrating the World Series when the season draws to a close.
The team moved into the elaborate new Yankee Stadium in 2009, a stadium that frequently made news headlines for its $1.5 billion pricetag. The park replaced "old" Yankee Stadium, which had been in use by the Yankees between for all but a couple seasons since 1923. The new Yankee Stadium provides a posh baseball experience unlike any other you'll find. The present-day park shares many similarities with the original Yankee Stadium, albeit with modern-day amenities. The park's notable features include the unique roof frieze, Monument Park featuring plaques recognizing the team's all-time greats and numerous upscale eateries.
World Series Championships
The Yankees are synonymous with World Series success. The team has won an unprecedented 27 titles dating back to 1923. On several occasions, the Yankees have won three or more consecutive championships. The team also has 40 American League Pennants and has won its division a whopping 18 times.
New York Yankees Roster
If you visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., you don't have to walk far to see a plaque depicting a New York Yankee. Former Yankees enshrined in the hall include Ed Barrow, Yogi Berra, Earle Combs, Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey, Whitey Ford, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Joe Gordon, Goose Gossage, Waite Hoyt, Miller Huggins, Reggie Jackson, Tony Lazzeri, Mickey Mantle, Joe McCarthy, Herb Pennock, Phil Rizzuto, Red Ruffing, Jacob Ruppert, Babe Ruth, Casey Stengel, Joe Torre and George Weiss.
The Yankees play the home games on their Spring Training schedule at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. The park, named after the team's longtime owner, opened in 1996 and has an official capacity of 11,000. The field has the exact same dimensions of old Yankee Stadium. The Yankees Minor League Baseball affiliates are the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Double-A Trenton Thunder, Advanced-A Tampa Yankees, Class-A Charleston RiverDogs, Short-Season A Staten Island Yankees and rookie league Gulf Coast League Yankees and Dominican Summer League Yankees.
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