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About the New York Yankees

The Early Years

During their very first couple of years in their brand-new city, the New York Yankees were known as the Highlanders. Eventually, as we all know now, they found a more fitting name, the Yankees. Ever since they have remained in the leading rankings in Major League baseball. When it involves titles, they have a total of twenty-six Word Series championships and thirty-nine American League Pennants.

The team partially owned by John McGraw during their time in Baltimore was known as the Orioles. The team relocated to New York when the officials asked for an American League team to transfer to the city and play along with the Giants. While the Giants aren't satisfied with the choice, they were outvoted, and the Orioles formally relocated to their new hometown.

When they relocated, the Baltimore Orioles decided to change their name to New York Highlanders, partially because the team plays in an elevated area, the Hilltop Park. But mainly, the name was in referral to The Gordon Highlanders, which is a British Army unit. Incidentally, the head of the team back then is Joseph Gordon.

When the Highlanders changed their home stadium from the raised Hilltop Park to the lower elevation Harlem River, the name Highlanders came to be inapplicable. Ownership of the team changed also. It was, in fact, the press who called the ball team the Yankees, because they also, discovered the name Highlanders not suitable the club any longer. In 1913, the team ownership made it official. The Highlanders disappear, and the New York Yankees were born.

The team's prominence in the league, in fact, started when armed forces men Captain Tillinghast L'Hommedieu and also Colonel Jacob Rupert got the team for one and a quarter million dollars ($1.25 million). Colonel Rupert, having acquired a prospering brewery company, has cash making a winning team from the Yankees.

When the Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee began trading his good players for large quantities of money, the Colonel did not have reservations concerning it and also obtained the future famous Babe Ruth. During his time with the Yankees, Babe Ruth became one of the most preferred baseball players of all time. The Red Sox had regretted the profession for 86 long years, which is also the matching of the New York Yankee's prominence in the league.

Babe Ruth eventually retired however he did pass the lantern to another terrific player. Lou Gehrig was a teammate of Babe Ruth during his playing days. So his baseball adeptness was somewhat overshadowed by the primary star. But he for a short time took pleasure in the spotlight when Babe Ruth retired. But after that, the entrance of Joe DiMaggio in the Yankees organization is what made the team continue their winning tradition from that time as much as the present. Right now, The New York Yankees tickets are still the most prominent tickets to get in the league and leads all franchises in regards to profits and titles.

Yankee Greats

The New York Yankees have had a storied franchise throughout the years, from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, those who have worn the Yankee pinstripes have had a tradition of success. Since George Steinbrenner bought the team in the early 1970s, it's been expected that the Yankees will have a contending team making it to the playoffs and hoping to win the World Series every year.

Yankee greats are like a who's who of the legends of baseball, including Joe DiMaggio, who was once married to Marilyn Monroe and had a 56-game hitting streak that others have tried to beat, but have yet to do so. Roger Maris, who had 61 home runs in a single season. Reggie Jackson was known as Mr. October, Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin their colorful and controversial manager, the Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig whose name for the disease had his career cut short due to ALS.

Another Yankee great, Don Mattingly, is from my hometown of Evansville, IN and was a couple of years ahead of me in school. I can still remember to this day that he was the only player in high school that could hit a home run over the outfield wall at Bush Stadium in Indianapolis, IN where the high school championships took place. His style of play came to be known as Donnie Baseball when he played for the New York Yankees and later had his number retired. You can see the #23 jersey in Monument Park on your next trip to the new Yankee Stadium.

When you look at the NY Yankees schedule, it's no stretch to think that the players you will watch play will be some of the best to play the game and those that will be future Hall of Famers!

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