The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team. The franchise is based in the New York City since 1903. The team was established in 1901. The Yankees vie in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. New York Yankees got their present name in 1913 and their previous names include New York Highlanders (1903–1912) and Baltimore Orioles (1901–1902). The nicknames of the team are The Bronx Bombers, The Yanks, The Pinstripers, The Bronx Zoo, The Evil Empire, and Murderer’s Row.
Since 2009, the Ballpark of the franchise is Yankee Stadium (II) and their previous Ballparks were Yankee Stadium (I) (1976–2008), Shea Stadium (1974–1975), Yankee Stadium (I) (1923–1973), Polo Grounds (IV) (1913–1922), a.k.a. Brush Stadium (1913–1919), Hilltop Park (1903–1912) and Oriole Park (1901–1902). Yankee Global Enterprises is the owner of the team and they bought the team in 1973. Apart from the Yankees, the New York Mets is the other Major League club based in New York City. Yankee Stadium (II) is also the home stadium of New York City FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). The capacity of the stadium is 49,638.
Joe Girardi is the team's manager, and Brian Cashman is their general manager. The team constantly has highest MLB attendance and the Yankees had the second-top attendance in 2011. They are one of the most famous and successful sports clubs in all sports. The team has got fans and followers across the world. In their long and successful history, The Yankees have won 27 World Series titles and 40 American League (AL) pennants which are a record. The team has won 18 division titles as well.
44 Yankees players and 11 Yankees managers were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame to this point, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra. Some great players played for the Yankees include Wee Willie Keeler, Hal Chase, Roger Peckinpaugh, Frank Baker, Babe Ruth, Joe Dugan, Carl Mays, Waite Hoyt, Herb Pennock, Bullet Joe Bus, Billy Martin, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Joe Torre, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Bill Dickey, Roger Maris, Phil Rizzuto, Thurman Munson, Whitey Ford, Don Mattingly, Elston Howard, Casey Stengel, Mariano Rivera, Jackie Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Bernie Williams, etc.
The Yankees have played a record of above 100 Opening Days in their franchise history. The Yankees could win four successive world championships from 1936-39. The team was less successful prior to the purchase of outfielder Babe Ruth and with Ruth in the squad; the franchise won their first AL title in 1921 and also their first World Series Championship in 1923.
Following their first World Series appearance in 1921, the Yankees have managed to win a minimum of two titles in every decade apart from the 1980s. The Yankees are regarded as the first team to win World Series in the first and last years of a decade. As per the reports of Forbes, the Yankees are the second premier valued sports franchise in the U. S and the fourth in the world, with a projected value of about $3.4 billion. The team's rivalry with the Boston Red Sox is famous in U.S. sports.