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New York Yankees Established 1901 Based in New York since 1903 Team Logo Cap Insignia Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 42, 44, 49 Colors Navy Blue, White Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903–1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901–1902) (Also referred to as "Americans" originally) Other nicknames The Bronx Bombers, The Bombers, The Yanks, The Pinstripers, The Damn Yankees, The Bronx Zoo, The Evil Empire Ballpark New Yankee Stadium (2009–present) Yankee Stadium (1976–2008) Shea Stadium (1974–1975) Yankee Stadium (1923–1973) Polo Grounds (IV) (1913–1922) a.k.a. Brush Stadium (1913–1919) Hilltop Park (1903–1912) Oriole Park (Baltimore) (1901–1902) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 • 1999 • 1998 • 1996 1978 • 1977 • 1962 • 1961 1958 • 1956 • 1953 • 1952 1951 • 1950 • 1949 • 1947 1943 • 1941 • 1939 • 1938 1937 • 1936 • 1932 • 1928 1927 • 1923 AL Pennants (39)  2003 • 2001 • 2000 • 1999 1998 • 1996 • 1981 • 1978 1977 • 1976 • 1964 • 1963 1962 • 1961 • 1960 • 1958 1957 • 1956 • 1955 • 1953 1952 • 1951 • 1950 • 1949 1947 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941 1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936 1932 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926 1923 • 1922 • 1921 East Division titles (15)  2006 • 2005 • 2004 • 2003 2002 • 2001 • 2000 • 1999 1998 • 1996 • 1981 • 1980 1978 • 1977 • 1976 Wild card berths (3) 2007 • 1997 • 1995  - In 1981, a players' strike in the middle of the season forced the season to be split into two halves. New York had the best record in the East Division when play was stopped and was declared the first-half division winner. Per the year's playoff format, the Yankees beat the Brewers in the division series and defeated the A's in the ALCS.  - In 1994, a players' strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the season and all post-season. New York was in first place in the East Division by six and a half games when play was stopped. No official titles were awarded in 1994. Owner(s): George Steinbrenner Manager: Joe Girardi General Manager: Brian Cashman "Yankees" redirects here. For defunct football teams of the same name, see New York Yankees (football). For other uses of "Yankees" or "Yankee", see Yankee (disambiguation).
The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of the Bronx, in New York City, New York. The Yankees are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's American League. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles, moved to New York City in 1903, then becoming known as the New York Highlanders as well as the New York Yankees, and becoming solely known as the "Yankees" in 1913. From 1923 to 2008, the Yankees' home was Yankee Stadium. In 2009, they are scheduled to move into a new stadium, also to be called "Yankee Stadium". The Yankees lead Major League Baseball with 26 World Series championships and 39 American League Pennants. They have more championships than any other North American franchise in professional sports history, passing the 24 Stanley Cup championships by the Montreal Canadiens in 1999. Contents [hide] 1 Franchise history 1.1 (1901–1902) Origins: the Baltimore Era 1.2 (1903–1912) Move to New York: the Highlanders Era 1.3 (1913–1922) New owners, a new home, and a new name: the Polo Grounds Era 1.4 (1923–1935) Sluggers and the Stadium: the Ruth and Gehrig Era 1.5 (1936–1951) Joltin' Joe: the DiMaggio Era 1.6 (1951–1959) Stengel's squad in the 1950s: the Stengel Era 1.7 (1960–1964) The M&M Boys: the Mantle and Maris Era 1.8 (1964–1972) New ownership and a steep decline: the CBS Era 1.9 (1973–1981) Steinbrenner, Martin, Jackson, and Munson: the Bronx Zoo Era 1.10 (1982–1995) The Mattingly Era 1.11 (1996–2007) The Joe Torre Era 1.11.1 1996 1.11.2 1997 1.11.3 1998 1.11.4 1999 1.11.5 2000 1.11.6 2001 1.11.7 2002 1.11.8 2003 1.11.9 2004 1.11.10 2005 1.11.11 2006 1.11.12 2007 1.12 (2008–Present) New Manager, New Stadium: The Girardi Era 2 Distinctions 3 Team nicknames 4 Logo, uniform, and dress code 4.1 Team logos and insignia 4.1.1 Cap logos 4.1.2 Jersey logos 4.1.3 Primary and print logos 4.2 Design and appearance of uniform 4.3 Personal appearance 5 Popularity 5.1 Fan support 5.2 The Bleacher Creatures 5.3 Celebrity fans 5.4 Global expansion 5.5 Critics 6 Fight and theme songs 7 Radio and television 7.1 Legendary past voices 8 Retired numbers 9 Team captains 10 Baseball Hall of Famers 11 Current roster 12 Final game at Yankee Stadium 13 Minor league affiliations 14 See also 15 Notes and references 15.1 References 15.2 General references 16 External links Franchise history Main article: History of the New York Yankees (1901–1902) Origins: the Baltimore Era At the end of 1900, Western League president Ban Johnson reorganized the league, adding teams in three Eastern cities, forming the American League. Plans to put a team in New York City were blocked by the National League's New York Giants, who had enough political power to keep the AL out. Instead, a team was put in Baltimore, Maryland, a city which had been abandoned when the NL contracted from 12 to 8 teams in 1900. The team, known as the Baltimore Orioles, began playing in 1901, which was managed by and owned in part by John McGraw. In the middle of the 1902 season, the Giants, aided and abetted by McGraw, who was feuding with Johnson and who secretly had jumped to the Giants, gained controlling interest of the team and began raiding it for players, until the AL stepped in and took control of the team. In January 1903, a "peace conference" was held between the two leagues to settle disputes and try to coexist. One of the results of the conference was that the NL agreed to let the "junior circuit" establish a franchise in New York. The Orioles' new owners, Frank J. Farrell and William S. Devery, found a ballpark location not blocked by the Giants, and Baltimore's team moved to New York. Hilltop Park, home of the Highlanders (1903–1912) Move to New York: the Highlanders Era The new ballpark was constructed in northern Manhattan, at one of the island's highest points, between 165th and 168th Streets. Hilltop Park, (formally known as "American League Park") was much smaller than the Polo Grounds, the Giants' home just a few blocks away. The team came to be known as the New York Highlanders for two reasons: a reference to the team's elevated location and to the noted British military unit The Gordon Highlanders, which made sense, as the team's president from 1903 to 1906 was Joseph Gordon. As was common with all members of the American League, the team was also referred to as the New York Americans. The club was also being called the New York Yankees as early as 1904. The most success the Highlanders had was finishing second in 1904, 1906 and 1910; 1904 was the closest they would come to winning the AL pennant. That year, they would lose the deciding game on the last day of the season to the Boston Americans, who would later become the Boston Red Sox. This had much historical significance, as the Highlanders' role in the pennant race caused the Giants to announce that they would not play the World Series against the AL
pennant winner. 1904 was the last year no World Series was played until 90 years later in the strike-truncated 1994 season. It would also be the last time Boston would beat New York in a pennant-deciding game for a full century (2004). 1904 was also the year Jack Chesbro set a pitching record which still stands: he won 41 games that season (Under current playing practices, this is an unbreakable record). (1913–1922) New owners, a new home, and a new name: the Polo Grounds Era The Polo Grounds, home of the Yankees from 1913 to 1922The Polo Grounds burned down in 1911 and the Highlanders allowed the Giants to play in Hilltop Park during reconstruction. Relations between the two teams warmed, and the Highlanders would move into the newly rebuilt Polo Grounds in 1913. Now playing on the Harlem River, a far cry from their high-altitude home, the name "Highlanders" no longer applied, and fell into disuse among the press. The media had already been calling the team the "Yankees" (a synonym for "Americans", the team being an American League franchise) more and more frequently, and in 1913 the team became known exclusively as the New York Yankees. By the mid 1910s, owners Farrell and Devery had become estranged and were both in dire need of money. At the start of 1915, they sold the team to Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Captain Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston. Ruppert inherited a brewery fortune, providing the Yankees with an owner who possessed deep pockets and a willingness to dig into them to produce a winning team. This would lead the team to more success and prestige than Ruppert could ever have envisioned. Babe Ruth in 1920, the first year he joined the Yankees (1923–1935) Sluggers and the Stadium: the Ruth and Gehrig Era In the years around 1920, the Yankees, the Red Sox, and the Chicago White Sox had a détente. Their actions, which antagonized Ban Johnson garnered them the nickname the "Insurrectos". This détente paid off well for the Yankees as they enlarged the payroll. Most new players who would later contribute to the team's success came from the Red Sox, whose owner, Harry Frazee, was trading players to them for large sums of money. Other important newcomers in this period were manager Miller Huggins and general manager Ed Barrow. The hiring of Huggins by Ruppert would cause a break between the owners that eventually led to Ruppert buying Huston out in 1923. But pitcher-turned-outfielder Babe Ruth was the most talented of all the acquisitions from Boston. The outcome of the trade would haunt the Red Sox for the next 86 years. They would not win a World Series after 1918 until 2004, often finding themselves eliminated from the hunt as a result of the success of the Yankees. This phenomenon eventually became known as the Curse of the Bambino as the failure of the Red Sox and the success of the Yankees seemed almost supernatural, and all seemed to stem from that one trade. Ruth's multitude of home runs proved so popular that the Yankees began drawing more people than their landlords, the Giants. In 1921, when the Yankees made their first World Series appearance, which was against the Giants, the Yankees were told to move out of the Polo Grounds after the 1922 season. Giants manager John McGraw was said to have commented that the Yankees should "move to some out-of-the-way place, like Queens", but they instead broke ground for a new ballpark in the Bronx, right across the Harlem River from the Polo Grounds. In 1922, the Yankees returned to the World Series again, facing a second defeat at the hands of the Giants. Yankee Stadium as it looked during 1928-1936In 1923, the Yankees moved to their new home, Yankee Stadium. It was the first triple-deck venue in baseball and seated an astounding 58,000. In the first game at Yankee Stadium, Babe Ruth hit a home run, which was fitting as it was his home runs and drawing power that paid for the stadium, giving it its nickname "The House That Ruth Built". At the end of the year, the Yanks faced the Giants for the third straight year in the World Series, and finally triumphed for their first championship. Prior to that point, the Giants had been the city's iconic or dominant team. From 1923 onward, the Yankees would assume that role, and the Giants would eventually transfer out of the city. The 1927 Yankees lineup was so potent that it become known as "Murderers' Row", and some consider the team to be the best in the history of baseball (though similar claims have been made for other Yankee squads, notably those of 1939, 1961 and 1998). The Yankees won a then-AL record 110 games with only 44 losses, and swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1927 World Series. Ruth's home run total of 60 in 1927 set a single-season home run record that would stand for 34 years. Meanwhile, first baseman Lou Gehrig had his first big season, batting .373 with 47 home runs and 175 RBIs, beating Ruth's single-season RBI mark (171 in 1921). In the next three years, the Philadelphia Athletics would take the AL pennant each season and win two world championships. In 1931, Joe McCarthy came in as manager, and would bring the Yankees back to the top of the AL. They met the Chicago Cubs in the 1932 World Series, sweeping them and bringing the team's streak of consecutive World Series game wins to 12. This series was made famous by Babe Ruth's "Called Shot" in game three of the series at Wrigley Field. This would be a fitting "swan song" to his illustrious postseason career, as Ruth would leave the Yankees to join the NL's Boston Braves after 1934, and would never see the postseason again. The Yankee Clipper, Joe DiMaggio (1936–1951) Joltin' Joe: the DiMaggio Era With Ruth retired, Gehrig finally had a chance to take center stage, but it was only one year before a new titan appeared: Joe DiMaggio. The team would win an unprecedented four World Series wins from 1936 to 1939. For most of 1939, however, they would have to do it without Gehrig, who was forced by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to retire. The Yankees declared July 4, 1939 to be "Lou Gehrig Day", where they retired his number 4 (the first retired number in
baseball), and which was made famous by Gehrig's speech, in which he declared himself "the luckiest man on the face of the earth". Often described as the last year of the "Golden Era" before World War II and other realities intervened, 1941 was a thrilling year as America watched two major events unfold: Ted Williams of the Red Sox hunting for the elusive .400 batting average and Joe DiMaggio hitting in game, after game, after game. By the end of his hitting streak, DiMaggio had hit in 56 consecutive games, the current major league record. Two months and one day after the Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1941 World Series, the Pearl Harbor attacks occurred, and many of the best players, including DiMaggio himself, went off to serve in the military. The Yankees still managed to pull out a win against the St. Louis Cardinals in 1943. McCarthy was fired early in 1946, after a few slumping seasons, and after a few interim managers, Bucky Harris took the job, righting the ship and taking the Yankees to a hard fought series against the Dodgers. Despite finishing only three games behind the first place Cleveland Indians in 1948, Harris was released in favor of Casey Stengel, who had a reputation of being a clown and managing bad teams. His tenure as Yankee field manager, however, was marked with success, and the "underdog" Yankees came from behind to catch and surprise the then powerful Red Sox on the last two days of the season, a face off that fueled the beginning of the modern Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. By this time, however, DiMaggio's career was winding down, and the "Yankee Clipper" retired after the 1951 season. This year also marked the arrival of the "Oklahoma Kid", Mickey Mantle, who was one of several new stars that would fill the gap. (1951–1959) Stengel's squad in the 1950s: the Stengel Era Casey Stengel on a 1955 cover of Time MagazineBettering the clubs of the McCarthy era, the Yankees won the world series five consecutive times (1949-1953) under Stengel, which continues to be the major league record. Led by players like center fielder Mickey Mantle, pitcher Whitey Ford, and catcher Yogi Berra, Stengel's teams won 10 pennants and seven World Series titles in his twelve seasons as the Yankees manager. Casey Stengel was also a master at publicity for the team and for himself, even landing a cover story in Time magazine in 1955. The team won over 100 games in 1954, but the Indians took the pennant with an AL record 111 wins. In 1955, the Dodgers finally beat the Yankees in the World Series, after five Series losses to the Yankees, but the Yankees came back strong the next year. On October 8, 1956, in Game Five of the 1956 World Series against the Dodgers, pitcher Don Larsen threw the only perfect game in World Series history, which also remains the only no-hitter of any kind to be pitched in postseason play. The Yankees lost the 1957 World Series to the Milwaukee Braves. Following the Series, the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers left for California, leaving the Yankees as New York's only team. In the 1958 World Series, the Yankees got their revenge against the Braves, and became the second team to win the Series after being down three games to one. For the decade, the Yankees won six World Series championships ('50, 51, '52, '53, '56, '58) and eight American League pennants (those six plus '55 and '57). Led by Mantle, Ford, Berra, Elston Howard (the Yankees' first African-American player), and the newly acquired Roger Maris, the Yankees entered the 1960s seeking to replicate the remarkable success of the 1950s. The M&M Boys, Roger Maris (left) and Mickey Mantle (right) (1960–1964) The M&M Boys: the Mantle and Maris Era Arnold Johnson, owner of the Kansas City Athletics, former owner of the Stadium and longtime business associate of then-Yankees co-owners Del Webb and Dan Topping, had a "special relationship" with the Yankees. He would trade young players for cash and aging veterans. Invariably, these trades ended up being heavily tilted in the Yankees' favor, leading to accusations that the Athletics were little more than a Yankee farm team at the major league level. Ironically, Kansas City had been home to the Yankees' top farm team for almost 20 years before the Athletics moved there from Philadelphia in 1954. In 1960, Charles O. Finley purchased the A's, and put a cease to the trades. However, before this, the Yankees strengthened their supply of future prospects, including a young outfielder, Roger Maris. In 1960, Maris led the league in slugging percentage, RBIs, and extra base hits, finished second in home runs (one behind Mantle), and total bases, and won a Gold Glove and the American League MVP award. The year 1961 would prove to be one of the most memorable in Yankee history. Throughout the summer, Mantle and Maris hit home runs at a fast pace, the media calling them the "M&M Boys". Ultimately, a severe hip infection forced Mantle to leave the lineup and drop out of the race. Maris continued, and on October 1, the last day of the season, hit home run number 61, surpassing Babe Ruth's single season home run record of 60. However, Commissioner Ford Frick (who, as it was discovered later, had ghostwritten for the Babe during his career) decreed that, since Maris had broken the record on the last day of a season that was eight games longer than the season Ruth hit his 60, two separate records would be kept. It would be 30 years before the dual record would be done away with, and Maris would hold the record alone until Mark McGwire broke it in 1998. Maris still holds the AL record. The Yankees won the pennant with a 109–53 record and went on to defeat the Cincinnati Reds in the 1961 World Series. The team finished the year with a then record 240 home runs. In 1962, the sports scene in New York changed when the National League expanded to include a new team, the New York Mets of nearby Flushing, Queens. The Mets would lose a record 120 games while the Yankees would win the 1962 World Series, their tenth in the past sixteen years, defeating the San Francisco Giants in seven games. The Yankees would reach the 1963 Fall Classic, but only to be swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the season, Yogi Berra, who had just retired from playing, took over managerial duties. The aging Yankees returned the next year for a fifth straight world series, but were felled in seven games by the St. Louis Cardinals. It would be the last appearance for the Yanks in the World Series for over ten years. (1964–1972) New ownership and a steep decline: the CBS Era After the 1964 season, CBS purchased 80% of the Yankees from Topping and Webb for $11.2 million. With the new ownership, the team would begin to decline. In fact, the Yankees finished in the second division for the first time in 40 years in 1965. This was made worse by the introduction of the major league amateur draft that year, which meant that the Yankees could no longer sign any player they wanted. Webb sold his 10 percent stake to CBS before the year was out. In 1966, the Yankees finished last in the AL for the first time since 1912. After they finished next-to-last in the 1967 season, the team's fortunes improved somewhat, but they would not become serious contenders again until 1974. Various reasons have been given for the decline, but the single biggest one was the Yankees' inability to replace their aging superstars with new ones, as they had done consistently in the previous five decades. Topping and Webb had owned the Yankees for 20 years, missing the World Series only five times and going 10-5 in the ones they did get to. By contrast, the CBS-owned teams never went to the World Series. Also during this period the Yankees lost two of their signature broadcasters. The legendary "Voice of the Yankees", Mel Allen, was fired after the 1964 season, supposedly due to cost-cutting measures by long time broadcast sponsor Ballantine Beer. Two years later, Red Barber was let go. Some say this was because of his on-air mention of a paltry showing of 413 fans at then 67,000-seat Yankee Stadium during a game against the White Sox. Sports biographer David J. Halberstam also noted Barber's less-than-happy relationship with Joe Garagiola and even Phil Rizzuto, ex-major leaguers with whom he shared the booth. (1973–1981) Steinbrenner, Martin, Jackson, and Munson:
the Bronx Zoo Era A group of investors, led by Cleveland-based shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchased the club from CBS on January 3, 1973 for $8.7 million. Mike Burke stayed on as president until he quit in April. Within a year, Steinbrenner bought out most of his other partners and became the team's principal owner, although Burke continued to hold a minority share into the 1980s. One of Steinbrenner's major goals was to repair the Stadium, which had greatly deteriorated (along with the surrounding area) by the late 60's. CBS had suggested renovations, but the team would have to play elsewhere, and the Mets refused to open their home, Shea Stadium, to the Yankees. A new stadium in the Meadowlands, across town in New Jersey was also suggested. Finally, in mid-1972, Mayor John Lindsay stepped in. The city bought the Stadium, and began an extensive two-year renovation period. Since the city also owned Shea, the Mets had to allow the Yankees to play the two seasons there. The renovations modernized the look of the stadium and reconfigured some of the seating. During 1974 and 1975, Yankee Stadium was renovated into its current shape and structure shown hereAfter the 1974 season, Steinbrenner made a move that started the modern era of free agency, signing star pitcher James Augustus "Catfish" Hunter away from Oakland. Midway through the 1975 season, Steinbrenner made another move, hiring former second baseman Billy Martin as manager. With Martin as the helm, the Yankees reached the 1976 World Series, but were swept by the Cincinnati Reds, the famed "Big Red Machine". After the 1976 campaign, Steinbrenner added star Oakland outfielder Reggie Jackson to his roster. During spring training of 1977, Jackson alienated his team mates with controversial remarks about the Yankee captain, catcher Thurman Munson, and he already had bad blood with manager Billy Martin, who had managed the Detroit Tigers when Jackson's Athletics had defeated them in the 1972 playoffs. Jackson, Martin, and Steinbrenner repeatedly feuded with each other throughout the life of Jackson's five-year contract; Martin would be hired and fired by Steinbrenner five times over the next 13 years. This conflict, combined with the extremely rowdy Yankees fans of the late 1970s and the bad conditions of the Bronx, led to the Yankee organization and stadium being referred to as the "Bronx Zoo." Despite the turmoil, Jackson proved his worth in the 1977 World Series, when he hit four home runs on four consecutive pitches from four different Dodgers' pitchers, three of them in the same game. Jackson's great performance in the postseason earned him the Series MVP Award, as well as the nickname "Mr. October" (which had originally been given to Jackson by Munson in a derisive manner). Throughout the late 1970s, the race for the pennant often came to a close competition between the Yankees and the Red Sox. In the 1950s and early 1960s, the Yankees had been dominant while the Red Sox were largely a non-factor. However, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the tables turned, with the Yankees now mired in the second division and the Red Sox leading the league. The late 1970s was one of the first times that the two were contending simultaneously and locked in a close fight, and every game between the two suddenly became important. The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry was at its peak, and was often bitter and ruthless, with brawls frequently erupting between players and fans. On July 14, 1978, the Yankees were 14½ games behind the Red Sox, but then went on a winning streak, and by the time they met Boston for a pivotal four-game series at Fenway Park in early September, they were only four games behind the Red Sox. The Yankees swept the Red Sox in what became known as the "Boston Massacre", winning the games 15–3, 13–2, 7–0, and 7–4. The third game was a shutout pitched by "Louisiana Lightning" Ron Guidry, who would lead the majors with nine shutouts, a 25–3 record, and a 1.74 ERA. Guidry also finished with 248 strikeouts, but Nolan Ryan's 260 strikeouts with the California Angels deprived Guidry of the pitching Triple Crown. On the last day of the season, the two clubs finished in a tie for first place in the AL East, and so a one-game playoff (the 163rd game of the regular season) was held at Fenway Park to decide who would go on to the playoffs. With Guidry matched up against former Yankee Mike Torrez, the Red Sox took an early 2–0 lead. In the seventh inning, however, the Yankees drove a stake through the hearts of their rivals' fans, when light-hitting Yankee shortstop Bucky Dent drove a three-run home run over the "Green Monster" (Fenway Park's famed left field wall), putting the Yankees up 3–2. Reggie Jackson's solo home run in the following inning sealed the eventual 5–4 win that gave the Yankees their 100th win of the season and their third straight AL East title; it also gave Guidry his 25th win. The outcome of this game, for Red Sox fans, was one of several emotional moments in their team's history that had their fans wondering if the Red Sox were under some kind of Yankee curse. Thurman Munson's mask and mitt on display in Cooperstown. They previously hung in his unused locker as a memorial.After beating the Kansas City Royals for the third consecutive year in the ALCS, the Yankees faced the Dodgers again in the World Series. They lost the first two games on the West Coast, but then came home to win all three games at Yankee Stadium. The team then would wrap up their 22nd World Championship in Game Six back in Los Angeles. The 1970s ended on a tragic note for the Yankees. Munson, a devoted family man, attained a pilot's license and a private plane so that he could fly home on off days. On August 2, 1979, Munson was doing some test flights of his plane and crashed, dying from his injuries. Four days later, the entire team flew out to Canton, Ohio for the funeral, despite having a game later that day against the Orioles. Martin adamantly stated that the funeral was more important, and that he did not care if they made it back in time, but they did return in time to play. It was a nationally televised game, and the emotional contest was highlighted by Bobby Murcer, a close friend of Munson's who was one the Yankees chosen to give a eulogy that morning at the funeral. He used Munson's bat (which he gave to his fallen friend's wife after the game), and drove in all five of the team's runs in a dramatic 5-4 victory. Before the game, Munson's locker sat empty except for his
catching gear, a sad reminder for his teammates. His locker, labeled with his number 15, stands empty in the Yankee clubhouse to this day as a memorial. The number 15 has also been retired by the team. (1982–1995) The Mattingly Era Following the team's loss to the Dodgers in the 1981 World Series, the Yankees would go into their longest absence from the playoffs since 1921. The Yankees of the 1980s, led by All-Star first baseman Don Mattingly, had the most total wins of any major league team but failed to win a World Series (the first such team since the 1910s). They consistently had powerful offensive teams; Mattingly at various times was teammate to Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson, Mike Pagliarulo, Steve Sax, and Jesse Barfield, but the starting pitching rarely matched the team's performance at the plate. After posting a 22–6 record in 1985, arm problems caught up with Ron Guidry, and his career went into a steep decline in the next three years. Dennis Rasmussen, who won 18 games in 1986, could never match the feat. Rick Rhoden, acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1987, won 16 games that year but went only 14–14 in 1988. The team came close to winning the AL East in 1985 and 1986, finishing second to the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox respectively, but fell to fourth place in 1987 and fifth in 1988, despite having mid-season leads in the AL East standings both years. By the end of the decade, the Yankees' offense was also on the decline. Henderson and Pagliarulo had departed by the middle of 1989, while back problems caught up with both Winfield (who missed the entire '89 season) and Mattingly (who missed almost the entire second half of 1990). Winfield's tenure with the team ended when he was dealt to the Angels in May 1990 for pitcher Mike Witt. From 1989 to 1992, the team had a losing record, having spent large amounts of money on free-agent players and draft picks that did not live up to expectations. In 1990, the Yankees had the worst record in the American League, and their first last-place finish since 1966. On July 1, 1990, pitcher Andy Hawkins became the first Yankee ever to lose despite throwing a no-hitter. Third baseman Mike Blowers committed an error, followed by two walks and an error by the left fielder Jim Leyritz with the bases loaded, scoring all three runners and the batter. The 4–0 loss to the Chicago White Sox was the largest margin of any no-hitter loss in the 20th century. Ironically, the Yankees (and Hawkins) were no-hit for six innings in a rain-shortened game against the White Sox eleven days later. The poor showing in the 1980s and 1990s would soon start to change, however, as Steinbrenner hired Howard Spira to uncover damaging information on Winfield; Steinbrenner was suspended from day-to-day team operations by then-Commissioner Fay Vincent when the plot was revealed. This turn of events allowed management to implement a coherent acquisition/development program without owner interference. General managers Gene Michael and Bob Watson, along with manager Buck Showalter, shifted the club's emphasis from high-priced acquisitions to developing talent through the farm system and then holding on to it. This new philosophy brought up key players such as outfielder Bernie Williams, shortstop Derek Jeter, catcher Jorge Posada, and pitchers Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera, who might have been traded away early for big-name talent had Steinbrenner remained in charge. The first significant success came in 1994, when the Yankees had the best record in the AL. However, the season was cut short by the 1994 baseball strike, and there were no playoffs. A year later, they made it to the playoffs in the new wild card slot, and were eliminated only after a memorable 1995 American League Division Series against the Seattle Mariners where the Yankees won the first two games at home and dropped the next three in Seattle. Mattingly, suffering greatly from his back injury, retired after the 1995 season. He had the unfortunate distinction of beginning and ending his career on years bracketed by Yankee World Series appearances (1981 and 1996). (1996–2007) The Joe Torre Era 1996 The cover of Newsday, showing closer John Wetteland jumping into the arms of catcher Joe Girardi after the final out of the 1996 World SeriesAfter the Yankees fell to the Mariners, Steinbrenner replaced Showalter with Joe Torre, who brought in Don Zimmer as bench coach and former Yankees pitching star Mel Stottlemyre as pitching coach. One of Showalter's coaches, popular former Yankees second baseman Willie Randolph, was retained by Torre as a third-base coach. Torre had a mediocre run as a manager in the National League, and the choice was initially derided ("Clueless Joe" ran the headline on the New York Post). However, his smooth manner proved to be what the team needed, and his tenure would prove to be, by far, the longest under Steinbrenner's ownership. The Yankees not only made it to the 1996 playoffs, but they went 8-0 on the road. Following a win in the ALCS against the Baltimore Orioles (which included an instance of fan interference by young Jeffrey Maier, which was called a home run for the Yankees), the team went to the World Series against the Atlanta Braves. Despite losing the first two games at home by a combined score of 16-1, they won in six games and ended the team's 18-year championship drought. Homegrown shortstop Derek Jeter was named Rookie of the Year, an auspicious start to his career with the Yankees. After their first World Series win since 1978, the Yankees signed lefties David Wells and Mike Stanton to improve the pitching staff. They also allowed closer (and Series MVP) John Wetteland to leave as a free agent. The empty spot was filled with Wetteland's setup man, Mariano Rivera. 1997 In 1997, the team made it to the playoffs again, but lost in the 1997 ALDS to the Cleveland Indians. Watson was fired as GM, and was replaced by Brian Cashman, a former Yankee intern. Cashman made many key acquisitions to improve the team, including third baseman Scott Brosius, second baseman and leadoff man Chuck Knoblauch, outfielder Darryl Strawberry and starting pitcher Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez. 1998 The 1998 Yankees are widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest teams in baseball history, compiling a then-AL record 114 regular season wins against just 48 losses and then sweeping the San Diego Padres in the 1998 World Series. They went 11-2 in the playoffs for a combined record of 125-50. Their 125 wins is a major league record, though their AL regular season record was surpassed by the 2001 Seattle Mariners, who went 116-46. On top of all this, on May 17, 1998, David Wells, who would later claim to have been hungover that day, pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. After the 1998 season, Wells would be traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Roger Clemens, who had just completed two consecutive Cy Young Awards and pitching triple crown seasons. 1999 A little over a year later, on July 18, 1999, which was "Yogi Berra Day" at
the Stadium, David Cone pitched a perfect game against the Montréal Expos. Coincidentally, Don Larsen, who pitched the perfect game in the 1956 World Series, was in attendance and had thrown out the ceremonial first pitch to Berra, his catcher for that storied game. Another coincidence is that Larsen and Wells both attended Point Loma High School in San Diego, California. After winning the Eastern division that year and defeating the Texas Rangers for the third time in the ALDS, the Yankees met up with their longtime rivals, the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS, the first meeting of the two in a true post-season series. Clemens, a former Red Sox star pitcher, pitched in the third game against new pitching star Pedro Martínez, who was the year's winner of the Cy Young Award and pitching triple crown. The greatly hyped matchup was billed "Cy Young vs Cy Old" by Red Sox fans. The Sox would blast Clemens 13-1, but it was the only win they had, as they lost the series in five games. the Yankees would go on to win the 1999 World Series, Clemens winning the clinching fourth game in the Bronx. This gave the 1998–1999 Yankees a 22–3 record (including four series sweeps) in six consecutive post-season series. 2000 In 2000, the Yankees battled through the post-season, winning the ALDS against the Oakland A's after the full five games, and beating the Mariners in the sixth game of the ALCS. This led to a much anticipated meeting with crosstown rivals and National League Champions, the New York Mets, in the first Subway Series championship since 1956. The Yankees won the first two, but a Mets win in the third game snapped their streak of World Series wins at 14 (from 1996-2000). This beat the club's previous record of 12 (in 1927, 1928, and 1932). A run scored by the Mets off of Rivera snapped his string of 34⅓ consecutive scoreless innings in the playoffs, which broke Whitey Ford's streak, a record he took from Ruth. The team would go on to win the fourth game and then, in the fifth game, Mets star catcher Mike Piazza would hit a long fly ball to deep center in the bottom of the ninth, which would just miss leaving Shea, instead landing in Bernie Williams's glove and completing the Yankees' threepeat. During this feat, the total post-season record was 33–8. The Yankees are the most recent major league team to repeat as World Series champions and after the 2000 season they joined the Yankee teams of 1936–1939 and 1949–1953, as well as the 1972–1974 Oakland Athletics as the only teams to win at least three consecutive World Series. An image of Joe Torre as he is carried off the field after the Yankees won the 2000 World Series. Bernie Williams is visible in the bottom left corner 2001 President Bush tosses out the ceremonial first pitch before a 2-1 Yankee victory in Game 3 of the 2001 World SeriesThe next seven years were marked by successful regular seasons and playoff appearances, but the Yankees were unable to win any championships. In the emotional times of October 2001 in New York City, following the September 11 attack on New York's World Trade Center, the Yankees defeated the Oakland A's three games to two in the ALDS, and then the Seattle Mariners, who had won 116 games, four games to one in the ALCS. By winning the pennant for a fourth straight year, the 1998–2001 Yankees joined the 1921–1924 New York Giants, and the Yankee teams of '36–'39, '49–'53, '55–'58 and '60–'64 as the only dynasties to reach at least four straight pennants. The Yankees had now won eleven consecutive postseason series over a four-year period. However, the Yankees lost the World Series to the Arizona Diamondbacks in seven games, when Yankee star closer Mariano Rivera uncharacteristically lost the lead - and the Series - in the bottom of the ninth inning of the final game. 2002 After the 2001 season, the Yankees lost 4 key members of their championship teams, Paul O'Neill, Scott Brosius, Tino Martinez and Chuck Knoblauch. But the Yankees still finished the 2002 season with an AL best record of 103-58, winning the division by 10.5 games over the Red Sox. The season was highlighted by Alfonso Soriano becoming the first second baseman ever to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season, as well as newly acquired first baseman Jason Giambi's 41 home runs, including a walkoff grand slam with the Yankees down by 3 runs in the 14th inning to the Minnesota Twins. In the ALDS, the Yankees lost to the eventual 2002 World Series Champion Anaheim Angels in four games. 2003 In 2003, the Yankees once again had the best league record (101-61), highlighted by Roger Clemens winning his 300th game and reaching 4000 strikeouts, joining Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton as the only pitchers with more than 4000 strikeouts. They easily defeated the Minnesota Twins in the ALDS, three games to one. In the ALCS, they defeated their rival Boston Red Sox in a dramatic seven game series, which featured a bench-clearing brawl in Game Three and a series-ending walk-off home run by Aaron Boone in the bottom of the 11th inning of game seven. In the 2003 World Series the Yankees were heavily favored against the surprising wild-card winning Florida Marlins. However, the series would turn out to be very similar to the 2001 series against Arizona, as Marlins' pitching shut down the Yankees offense and took the series in six games. 2004 Alex Rodriguez, 2005 & 2007 season American League MVPAfter the 2003 season, the Yankees added two all-star sluggers, Gary Sheffield and Alex Rodriguez, with Rodriguez moving to third base with Jeter entrenched at shortstop. Throughout 2004, however, the Yankees' weakness was their starting pitching, but despite this, they managed to win over 100 games for the third straight year. In the ALDS, the Yankees once again met and defeated the Twins three games to one. In the ALCS, the Yankees met their rival Boston Red Sox again, and became the first team in professional baseball history, and only the third team in North American pro sports history, to lose a best-of-seven series after taking a 3-0 series lead. The Red Sox went on to win the World Series and break the Curse of the Bambino. 2005 In 2005 the Yankees spent most of the season chasing the Red Sox for the division title, but finally clinched the division in the second-to-last game of the season against the Red Sox. Alex Rodriguez won the American League MVP award, becoming the first Yankee to win the award since Don Mattingly in 1985. Giambi was named Comeback Player of the Year, as voted by fans. Another highlight of the season was the record-setting pitching by journeyman Aaron Small, who became just the fourth pitcher in history to win at least ten games without a loss. In the ALDS, the Angels defeated the Yankees in five games in the first round of the postseason, marking the second time in four years that the Angels beat the Yankees in the first round. 2006 An in-game meeting on the mound featuring, from left to right, Derek Jeter, Robinson Canó, Alex Rodriguez, Jason Giambi, Randy Johnson, Jorge Posada, and Joe TorreIn the 2005–06 offseason, general manager Brian Cashman was given more control of the direction of the Yankees, and the Yankees signed center fielder Johnny Damon from the archrival Red Sox. The Yankees again chased the Red Sox through the first four months of 2006, but on August 18 the Yankees entered Fenway Park for a five game series with a 1.5 game lead. The series opened up with a doubleheader that the Yankees swept 12–4 and 14–11, echoing the Boston Massacre of 1978, and prompting the Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy to dub the doubleheader sweep the "Son of Massacre". The Yankees went on to sweep all five games (calling the series the "Second Boston Massacre", outscoring the Red Sox 49-26, and the Red Sox never recovered, eventually finishing 3rd in the division. The division win was the ninth consecutive AL East title for the Yankees. When the New York Mets won their division (snapping the Atlanta Braves' eleven-year stranglehold on the NL East), it marked the first time ever that both New York teams won their respective divisions in the same year. Their 97–65 record tied the Mets for the best record of the year, giving New Yorkers hopes for another Subway Series. However, the Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers in four games in the ALDS, while the Mets lost the NLCS to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. On October 11, 2006, days after the ALDS was over, tragedy struck when pitcher Cory Lidle died when his plane crashed into a highrise apartment building in Manhattan. Lidle was the second active Yankee to be killed in a crash of his own private plane, following Thurman Munson's death in 1979. 2007 During the 2006–2007 off-season, the Yankees traded away Gary Sheffield and Randy Johnson, did not re-sign longtime outfielder Bernie Williams, and signed former Yankee Andy Pettitte. Derek Jeter and Alex RodriguezThe start of the 2007 season was highlighted by Alex Rodriguez setting or tying AL and/or MLB records for most home runs in his team's first 14 games, 15 games, and 18 games, finally setting the AL record and tying Albert Pujols for the MLB record for most home runs, 14, in the month of April. But pitching problems hurt early on, "highlighted" by the Yankees using five or more pitchers in 10 consecutive games to end the month of April, the longest such streak in the majors in the past 50 years. On May 7, the Yankees set another undesirable pitching record by being the first team in MLB history to use 10 different starting pitchers in its first 30 games, and ultimately the Yankees set an AL record by making over 500 pitching changes during the season. The pitching problems led to the signing of Roger Clemens for close to $18 million for the last 4 months of the season.
On May 29, the Yankees were 14.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox in the American League East, and were also 8.5 games out of the wild card spot. On June 18, 2007 the Yankees broke new ground by bringing the first two professional baseball players from the People's Republic of China to the MLB,  and also became the first team in MLB history to sign an advertising deal with a Chinese company.  Although failing to be above .500 going into the All-Star break for the first time since 1995, the Yankees were the hottest team in the majors the second half of the year, and on September 26 they clinched a Wild Card spot in the ALDS. However, although they cut the lead to 1.5 games in late September, they were unable to catch the Red Sox for the AL East title, breaking their streak of nine straight AL East division titles. Highlights of the season included Alex Rodriguez hitting his 500th home run at Yankee Stadium, being the first player to hit his 500th at Yankee Stadium since Mickey Mantle and the youngest player to have ever reached that mark, and winning the MVP. Also, Derek Jeter hit for his 6th consecutive 200-hit season, a feat matched in Yankee history only by Lou Gehrig. In the 2007 ALDS against the Cleveland Indians, the Yankees lost Game 1 as the Indians pounded 19-game winner Chien-Ming Wang. In Game 2, Andy Pettitte dominated the Indians, until the 8th inning when Joba Chamberlain was bothered by an infestation of mayflies and lost the lead, and the Yankees eventually lost the game in extra innings. In Game 3 the Yankees rallied from a 3–1 deficit to win. However, in Game 4 the Indians won the series by defeating the Yankees, 6–4, with Wang again pitching poorly. (2008–Present) New Manager, New Stadium: The Girardi Era Logo for the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium.After Game 2 of the ALDS, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said that if the Yankees lost the series, manager Joe Torre would not likely be brought back. Because of Steinbrenner's comments and the Yankees' third straight loss in the ALDS, Torre's status was uncertain as the off-season started. Eventually the Yankees offered Torre a new contract which cut his pay to $5 million, and offered $1 million dollars for every round of the playoffs he made. Disliking the inclusion of incentives in the deal and unhappy with the pay cut, Torre rejected it, ending his tenure as manager of the Yankees. The Yankees then signed former catcher Joe Girardi to a three-year deal worth $7.5 million to manage the club. The Yankees moved quickly to maintain several key players following the agreement with Girardi. After star third baseman Alex Rodriguez chose to opt out of the contract (controversially during Game 4 of the 2007 World Series), seemingly ending his stay with the Yankees, he negotiated a new record-breaking deal with New York that will pay him at least $275 million over the next 10 seasons, with the opportunity to earn $300 million if he passes set benchmarks. The Yankees also re-signed icons Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte. In December 2007, the Yankees signed LaTroy Hawkins and traded for Jonathan Albaladejo to bolster their bullpen and fill the hole left by the departed Luis Vizcaino. Throughout the 2008 season, the Yankees struggled offensively consistently for the first time in years. In past seasons, the offense was their strong point. For the fourth straight year, the Yankees failed to have a stronghold on 1st place of the American League East. The Yankees struggled against division opponents, mainly because of the surprisingly surgent and younger Tampa Bay Rays. During the trade deadline, the Yankees acquired outfielder Xavier Nady and left-handed reliever Damaso Marte from the Pittsburgh Pirates for reliever Ross Ohlendorf, prospect Jose Tabata and three other minor-leaguers. Soon later, the Yankees traded underachieving reliever Kyle Farnsworth for catcher Ivan Rodriguez to the Detroit Tigers to fill their catching need, after Jorge Posada had season-ending shoulder surgery. These roster moves still were unable to prevent the team from failing to reach the playoffs, ending a streak of 13 consecutive postseason appearances. The 2008 season will be the last season played at historic Yankee Stadium, after which the team will move to New Yankee Stadium, which is located in Macombs Dam Park, adjacent to and north of the current field. This being the final season for the old Stadium, the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played at Yankee Stadium, on July 15, 2008. The final regular season game in Yankee Stadium was played on September 21, 2008 against the Baltimore Orioles, the city from which both the Yankees and their great star Babe Ruth originated. Led by home runs from Johnny Damon and Jose Molina, the Yankees won 7–3. Molina's home run, a two-run shot hit to left-center field with one out in the bottom of the 4th inning, turned out to be the final home run in Stadium history. The final run was scored by Yankee pinch-runner Brett Gardner in the bottom of the 7th inning, and the final batter was Baltimore's Brian Roberts, who hit a ground-ball out to Yankee first baseman Cody Ransom, closing out 83 years of baseball history. Distinctions See also: New York Yankees season records and New York Yankees award winners and league leaders The Yankees have won 26 World Series in 39 appearances (which, since the first World Series in 1903, currently amounts to an average appearance every 2.7 seasons and a championship every 4.0 seasons); the St. Louis Cardinals are second with ten World Series victories. The Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers are second in World Series appearances with eighteen; eleven of those eighteen appearances have been against the Yankees, where the Dodgers have gone 3-8 against them. Among North American major sports, the Yankees' success is only approached by the 24 Stanley Cup championships of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. They have played in the World Series against every National League pennant winner except the Houston Astros and the Colorado Rockies, a feat that no other team is even close to matching. Through 2007, the Yankees have an all-time regular season winning percentage of .567 (a 9383-7162 record), the best winning percentage of any team in baseball. Team nicknames The "Yankees" name is often shortened to "the Yanks." Their most prominently used nickname is "the Bronx Bombers" or simply "the Bombers", a reference to their home and their prolific hitting. A less used nickname is "the Pinstripers", in reference to the iconic feature on their home uniforms. Critics often refer to the team and the organization as "the Evil Empire", a term applied to the Yankees by Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino in a 2002 interview with the New York Times. A term from the team's tumultuous late 70's, "the Bronx Zoo", is also sometimes used by detractors, as well as "the Damn Yankees", after the musical of the
same name. These have all been embraced by fans. Logo, uniform, and dress code Team logos and insignia Cap logos Current cap logo Jersey logos Jersey logo 1903-1904 Jersey logo 1905 Jersey logo 1912-1916 Current jersey logo Road jersey wordmark 1916-1926, 1931-1972 Road jersey wordmark 1927-1930 Road jersey wordmark 1973-pres. Primary and print logos Primary logo 1947-1970s Primary logo 1970s-present Current print insignia Alternate print wordmark Throughout much of their tenure as the Highlanders, the logo was variations of a stylized N and Y, which lay separately on either side of the jersey's breast. In 1905, the two locked for one season, but not in the way used today. It wasn't until 1909 that the team changed to the familiar interlocking NY (originally designed by Tiffany & Co. in 1877) that would be the team logo long after the team became known as the Yankees, and would continue to be the cap insignia until today. The primary logo, created in 1947 by sports artist Henry Alonzo Keller, consists of "Yankees" against a baseball, written in red script with a red bat forming the vertical line of the K, an Uncle Sam hat hanging from the barrel. The logo was slightly changed over the years, with the current version first appearing in the 1970s. The interlocking NY has varied greatly, and there are currently three major versions in use. There is the cap insignia, in which the N and Y are of about the same size and unadorned. The logo on the breast of the home jersey appeared there in 1912, and, after disappearing in 1917, returned for good in 1936, although there have been many small but apparent changes through the years. The Y is larger, the letters more blocky, and the curves more exaggerated. The third is the print logo, which is used extensively in marketing and is painted behind home plate at the Stadium. The N is larger and more curved, and the letters have large serifs at the end. The Yankees use a block letter "NEW YORK" wordmark on the gray road uniform which has also become emblematic. There is also a print version of the full name, which is of a more fanciful script than the name appears in the team logo. Design and appearance of uniform Yankees home uniform  Yankees road uniform The team colors are navy blue and white. The home uniform is white with distinctive pinstripes and a navy blue interlocking "NY" at the chest. The away uniform is gray with "NEW YORK" written across the chest. The player number is on the back of the uniform jersey, and is not accompanied by the player name. A navy blue cap with a white interlocking "NY" logo is worn with both uniforms. In 1929, the New York Yankees became the first team to make numbers a permanent part of the uniform. Numbers were handed out based on the order in the lineup. In 1929, Earle Combs wore #1, Mark Koenig #2, Babe Ruth #3, Lou Gehrig #4, Bob Meusel #5, Tony Lazzeri #6, Leo Durocher #7, Johnny Grabowski #8, Benny Bengough #9, and Bill Dickey #10. The team has never issued #0 or #00. When other teams began putting names on the backs of jerseys in the 1960s, the Yankees did not follow suit. Many companies create Yankee jerseys and other apparel with the player name above the number on the back for fans to purchase, but no official Yankee uniform has ever had a name on the back. The team is also one of the few in Major League Baseball to shun the trend of creating a third "alternate" jersey (the St. Louis Cardinals are the only other team to have never worn an alternate jersey). The home uniform has been the same (apart from minor changes) since 1936 -- longer than any current uniform design in Major League Baseball -- although patches commemorating milestones or special events may be worn for all or part of a season. The team will occasionally wear a thick black stripe on the left sleeve, usually in honor of a Yankee great that died (in the case of some players, his number is frequently sewn above the stripe). The team currently wears a patch commemorating the 2008 All-Star Game, another commemorating the last season in Yankee Stadium, and a black armband to honor Bobby Murcer who died July 12, 2008 due to complication related to brain cancer. Although the Yankees have worn the same road uniform since 1918 (with the exception of 1927 to 1930, when the arched "NEW YORK" was replaced by the word "YANKEES"), a radical change was proposed in 1974. Marty Appel, in his book Now Pitching for the Yankees, describes the proposed uniforms: “ In 1974 I walked into (then-General Manager) Gabe Paul's office to find samples of new Yankee road uniforms draped across his sofa. They were the opposite of the home pinstripes — they were navy blue with white pinstripes. The NY logo was in white. Gabe liked them. I nearly fainted. Although the drab gray road uniforms were not exciting, with the plain NEW YORK across the chest, they were just as much the Yankees' look as were the home uniforms. I think my dramatic disdain helped saved (sic) the day and saved the Yankees from wearing those awful pajamas on the field. ” The Yankees did, however, make some minor updates to the road uniforms that season, including adding striping patterns to the sleeves and a white outline to the jersey numbers and the "NEW YORK" arch. This has remained since. Personal appearance Under George Steinbrenner, long hair and facial hair below the lip are prohibited. Players who do not fit these criteria must shave the excess hair. In the past, visible tattoos were also prohibited and players wore navy blue arm bands to cover them. Although this is a policy that all baseball teams once had, the Yankees are currently the only team with such a policy and have gotten notoriety enforcing it. Many players, most notably Reggie Jackson, Roger Clemens, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield, Johnny Damon, and Randy Johnson either had long hair, significant facial hair, or both before playing for the Yankees, but were clean-cut by the time they had their press conferences unveiling them as members of the Yankees. There have been some defiances of the dress code, however. The most notable incident involved pitcher Goose Gossage, who had a Fu Manchu mustache in deliberate defiance of George Steinbrenner. Jackson, though he currently sports only a mustache as a "special assistant" with the organization, did have a full beard during parts of his stay with the Yankees. Don Mattingly, the face of the franchise for the 1980s and the first half the 1990s, was briefly benched in 1991 for letting his hair grow too long, and the team wouldn't let him play until it got cut. Popularity Fan support With the recurring success of the franchise since the 1920s and its rejuvenated dynasty, the Yankees have been and continue to be one of the most popular sports teams in the world. The Yankees typically bring an upsurge in attendance at all or most of their various road-trip venues, drawing crowds of their own fans, as well as home-town fans whose interest is heightened when the
Yankees come to town. Freddy holding one of his signs near the bleachers entrance before a game between the Yankees and Texas RangersThe first one-million fan season was in 1920, when 1,289,422 fans attended Yankee games at the Polo Grounds. The first two-million fan season was in 1946, when 2,265,512 fans attended games at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees have beaten the league average for home attendance 83 out of the last 87 years (only during 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1994 did they not accomplish this). In the past seven years, in the dawn of their new dynasty, the Yankees have drawn over three million fans each year, with an American League record-setting 4,090,696 in 2005, becoming only the third franchise in sports history to draw over four million in regular season attendance in their own ballpark. The Yankees were also the league leaders in "road attendance" in each year from 2001 through 2006. One famous fan is Fred Schuman, popularly known as "Freddy Sez". For over 50 years he has come to Yankees' home games with a baseball cap, a Yankees' jersey (which on the back bears his own name) and a cake pan with a shamrock painted on it which is connected to a sign inscribed with words of encouragement for the home team. The sign changes every game (but always features the prefix "Freddy Sez") and Freddy carries a metal spoon with him encouraging fans to bang the pan for good luck as he walks through the crowd throughout the game. The term Bronx Cheer can be traced back to the fans of the franchise. To avoid unwanted publicity, Yankees members use aliases when registering for hotels. The Village Voice published a list of aliases used by Yankees members, and the contents were repeated on The Smoking Gun. A shirt worn by a number of Bleacher Creatures The Bleacher Creatures Main article: Bleacher Creatures The "Bleacher Creatures" are a notorious group of season ticket holders who occupy Section 39 in the right field bleachers at Yankee Stadium. They are known for their strict allegiance to the Yankees, and are often merciless to opposing fans who sit in the section and cheer for the road team. They also enjoy taunting the opposing team's right fielder with a series of chanting and slandering. The "creatures" got their nickname from New York Daily News columnist Filip "Flip" Bondy, who spent the 2004 season sitting in the section for research on his book about the group, Bleeding Pinstripes: A Season with the Bleacher Creatures of Yankee Stadium, published in 2005. Celebrity fans The Yankees also have many celebrity fans. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is commonly seen at games. Actor/Director Billy Crystal attends games frequently; he directed the 2001 film 61*, which highlighted Roger Maris' chase of Babe Ruth's single-season home run record in 1961. Crystal also played in a spring training game for the Yankees prior to the 2008 season, where he lead off and struck out in his only at bat. Actor Adam Sandler has flaunted his Yankee loyalty in several of his movies, most notably in Anger Management in which several scenes were actually shot at Yankee Stadium and which included acting roles for Roger Clemens and Derek Jeter. Other famous celebrity fans include actor Jack Nicholson, director Spike Lee, basketball star Lebron James, NFL quarterback Tom Brady, musician Bob Dylan, actor Denzel Washington, actress Penny Marshall, comedian Artie Lange, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, rock singer Meat Loaf,, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society Guitarist Zakk Wylde, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Henry Kissinger, Chris Drury of the New York Rangers, who wears number 23 to honor his childhood hero Don Mattingly, and New York Rangers great Brian Leetch. The Yankees' hat is often seen in public worn by rappers to show an identity with New York City. Artists spotted with this look include Nas, Fat Joe, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, P-Diddy, Daddy Yankee, Héctor El Father, Ja Rule, and Jadakiss. The popularity of the Yankees' hat has also grown to include color patterns not actually used by the Yankees. This is probably most notable in rock band Limp Bizkit's video for the song "Nookie", in which lead singer Fred Durst wore a red Yankees hat. Global expansion This article does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unverifiable material may be challenged and removed. (July 2008) The Yankees have become well known for a winning reputation on a global level. They recently reached an agreement with the Chinese Baseball Association to allow coaches, scouts and trainers to work in China to promote baseball and judge talent. They are trying to do the same with the Yomiuri Giants and the Hanshin Tigers in Japan. The Yankees and Yomiuri Giants currently have a close relationship and share ideas and strategies. The Yomiuri Shinbun, daily newspaper has an ad on the left-field wall at Yankee Stadium, and other Japanese ads appear on the scrolling backstop advertising board. The Yankees are hoping that close ties with countries such as China and Japan will give them personal, in depth judgments of baseball talent. Critics With the long-term success of the franchise and a large Yankee fanbase, other teams' fans across the nation have come to hate the Yankees. The organization is sometimes referred to by detractors as "the Bronx Zoo" (echoing the title of Sparky Lyle's book) or "the Evil Empire" (parodying Ronald Reagan's characterizaton of the former Soviet Union), although both names have been defiantly embraced by some fans of the team. Much of the animosity toward the team may derive from its high payroll (which was around $200 million at the start of the 2008 season, the highest of any American sports team), and the free agent superstars the team attracts in the offseason. Other reasons for anti-Yankee feelings go as far back as the 1950s, with aging diehard Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants fans, who have become New York Mets fans still feeling the pain of the years that the Yankees repeatedly defeated their teams. Famed Chicago Tribune columnist Mike Royko summed it up when he said, "Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax." Hatred of the Yankees is most apparent among New England fans of the Boston Red Sox, but extends to other places. It has become a tradition at many road games for the home crowd to chant "Yankees Suck!" . In addition to Red Sox fans, the "Yankees Suck" chant has been used by Toronto Blue Jays fans in Toronto, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim fans in Orange County, California, and Detroit Tigers fans in Detroit. In recent years, the chant is even heard in New York itself, at home games of the Yankees' cross-town rivals, the New York Mets. The chant was also heard boldly at Dodger Stadium in 2004 during an interleague series, even though 23 years had passed since they last met in the World Series. Fight and theme songs The official fight song for the Yankees is "Here Come the Yankees", written in 1967 by Bob Bundin and Lou Stallman. While it is not used as often, it is still heard frequently in instrumental form, most prominently in radio broadcasts. Another song strongly linked to the team is "New York, New York", which is played in the stadium after home games. The Frank Sinatra cover version is traditionally played after victories, and the Liza Minnelli original version after losses. When the Yankees take the field before the start of every game, 2 Unlimited's "Get Ready For This" is played with the fans usually clapping along. When the Yankees score a run at home, the opening bell to 2 Unlimited's
"Workaholic" is played. The Groundscrew at Yankee Stadium dancing to the Y.M.C.A.A wide selection of songs are played regularly at the stadium, many of them live on the Stadium's Hammond organ. God Bless America has been played during the 7th inning stretch since September 11. The version typically played is an abbreviated version of Kate Smith's rendition. However, during many important games (including most play-off games) and on noteworthy days, it is sung a Capella and live by Dr. Ronan Tynan and includes a longer introduction. During the 5th, the grounds-crew, while performing their duties, dances to "Y.M.C.A.". "Cotton-Eyed Joe" once played during the 7th inning stretch, is now played in the 8th inning. On the DiamondVision screen, a man in farmer's garb is shown dancing in the stadium's control room, with the words "Cotton-Eyed Joey" at the bottom. The organist will sometimes play the "Zorba the Greek Theme", accompanied by clapping from the audience, to excite the crowd and encourage a rally. Some players have their own songs which are played in celebration of their accomplishments, or to introduce them. Examples include Bernie Williams, whose actions were often accompanied by the lines "Burn (Bern) baby burn (Bern)" from "Disco Inferno", and Mariano Rivera, who gets a great ovation from the fans when he comes out from the bullpen to Metallica's "Enter Sandman". Occasionally, Hideki Matsui will come out to Blue Öyster Cult's "Godzilla", in reference to his nickname. Many times, when former Yankee left-handed pitcher Mike Myers was sent in as a relieving pitcher, the theme song from the movie Halloween is played, in reference to the main villain of the movie who bears the same name. During the 1993 season, "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister was played after every win, before "New York, New York". Ace Frehley's, "New York Groove" was used many times during the '70s as well as during some more recent playoff games. When the Yankees are either tied or behind in the late innings (usually the 8th innning), "Going the Distance" from the Rocky II soundtrack is played while a mix of the Rocky II training scene and Yankee highlights are shown on the DiamondVision screen. Radio and television Main article: YES Network The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network launched in 2002, and serves as the primary home of the New York Yankees during the baseball season, and the New Jersey Nets during the basketball season. Michael Kay is the play-by-play announcer and Ken Singleton, Paul O'Neill, David Cone, Bobby Murcer, Al Leiter, and John Flaherty work as commentators as part of a three-man booth. Bob Lorenz hosts the pre-game show and the post-game show, with David Justice as the analyst and Kimberly Jones and Nancy Newman as the reporters. Some games are telecast on WWOR-TV; those broadcasts are also produced by YES. Radio broadcasts are on the Yankees Radio Network, the flagship station being WCBS 880 AM, with John Sterling as the play-by-play announcer and Suzyn Waldman providing the commentary. The history of Yankee radio broadcasters is: WABC 770 (1939-'40), WOR 710 (1942), WINS 1010 (1944-'57), WMGM 1050 (1958-'60), WCBS 880 (1961-'66), WHN 1050 (1967-'70), WMCA 570 (1971-'77), WINS 1010 (1978-'80), WABC 770 (1981-2001), WCBS 880 (2002-present). Legendary past voices Mel Allen was the team's lead announcer from 1948 to 1964. Allen is still widely known as the "voice of the Yankees". Red Barber also called Yankees games for a few seasons. Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto and Bill White teamed together in the 1970s and 80s. Rizzuto spent nearly 40 years in the broadcast booth, and White later became president of the National League. Retired numbers The Yankees have retired sixteen numbers, the most in Major League Baseball. Billy Martin 2B, M Retired 1986 Babe Ruth RF Retired 1948 Lou Gehrig 1B Retired 1939 Joe DiMaggio CF Retired 1952 Mickey Mantle CF Retired 1969 Bill Dickey C Retired 1972 Yogi Berra C, M Retired 1972 Roger Maris RF Retired 1984 Phil Rizzuto SS Retired 1985 Thurman Munson C Retired 1979 Whitey Ford SP Retired 1974 Don Mattingly 1B Retired 1997 Elston Howard C Retired 1984 Casey Stengel M Retired 1970 Reggie Jackson RF Retired 1993 Ron Guidry SP Retired 2003 Jackie Robinson - Honored 2007 The retired numbers are displayed behind Yankee Stadium's left field fence and in front of the opposing team's bullpen, forming a little alley that connects Monument Park to the left field stands. The 15 numbers are placed on the wall in chronological order, beginning with Lou Gehrig's number 4. This was retired soon after Gehrig left baseball on July 4, 1939, the same day he gave his famous goodbye speech. His was the first number retired in Major League Baseball history. Beneath the numbers are plaques with the names of the players and a descriptive paragraph. The first four in the row of retired numbersThe number 42 was retired throughout Major League Baseball in honor of Jackie Robinson on April 15, 1997 (50 years after Robinson broke the color barrier). Mariano Rivera, current closer for the Yankees, still wears the number due to a grandfather clause and is the last remaining player to do so. While other teams placed the number 42 with the rest of their retired numbers, the Yankees did not do so right away. Ten years later, on April 17, 2007, the Yankees put up Robinson's number and a corresponding plaque. This coincided with the celebration of Jackie Robinson Day, which was held two days prior while the Yankees were away in Oakland. Although it has not been officially retired, the Yankees have not reissued number 51 since Bernie Williams stopped playing. In 1972, the number 8 was retired for two players on the same day, in honor of catcher Bill Dickey and his protege, catcher Yogi Berra. Berra inherited Dickey's number in 1948 after Dickey ended his playing career and became a coach. As the Yankees have never issued number 0, the only two single-digit numbers that have not been retired are number 2, currently worn by Derek Jeter, and number 6, last worn by former Manager Joe Torre. If both numbers are ultimately retired, the team would become the first in baseball history to have all of the numbers 1-10 retired. Team captains The position of team captain for the New York Yankees is one that is often held in high regard, as the officially recognized list of captains comes out to only 11 players in the team's over 100 years of history. After the death of captain Lou Gehrig, then manager Joe McCarthy declared that there would never be another Yankee captain. The position remained vacant until team owner George Steinbrenner named Thurman Munson as captain in the 1970, a position he held until his untimely death in 1979. [hide]New York Yankees team captains Captain # Date(s) Name 1 1912 Hal Chase 2 1914–1921 Roger Peckinpaugh 3 May 20, 1922 - May 25, 1922 Babe Ruth 4 1922-1925 Everett Scott 5 April 21, 1935 - June 2, 1941 Lou Gehrig 6 April 17, 1976 - August 2, 1979 Thurman Munson 7 January 29, 1982 - March 30, 1984 Graig Nettles 8 March 4, 1986 - October 10, 1988 Willie Randolph* 9
March 4, 1986 - July 2, 1989 Ron Guidry* 10 February 28, 1991 - October 8, 1995 Don Mattingly 11 June 3, 2003–present Derek Jeter * denotes a co-captain. The last two Yankee captains, Don Mattingly and Derek JeterThere is, however, some controversy over the official list. Howard W. Rosenberg, a baseball historian and author of Cap Anson 1: When Captaining a Team Meant Something (Tile Books, 2003) has found that the official count of Yankee captains failed to include Hall of Famer Clark Griffith, the 1903-1905 captain, and Kid Elberfeld, the captain from 1906-1907, with 1913 Manager Frank Chance a strong circumstantial candidate to have been captain that year as well. Rosenberg also found a 1916 article that said Roy Hartzell had been a captain earlier in franchise history. Griffith, Elberfeld, Chance and Hartzell were mentioned in an article on Yankee captains in the New York Times on March 25, 2007, by Vincent M. Mallozzi. In addition, Willie Keeler is another missing captain for 1908-1909, having been first located in a full-text database in late 2006 by Society for American Baseball Research member Clifford Blau and confirmed by Rosenberg subsequent to the March 25, 2007, article; that is the one alteration to date to Rosenberg's original 2003 news release on the subject. Therefore, Derek Jeter is, conservatively, at least the 14th captain in franchise history. Baseball Hall of Famers New York Yankees Hall of Famers view • talk • edit Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Baltimore Orioles Roger Bresnahan Joe McGinnity John McGraw Wilbert Robinson New York Highlanders Jack Chesbro* Clark Griffith Willie Keeler Branch Rickey New York Yankees Frank Baker Yogi Berra Wade Boggs Frank Chance Earle Combs Stan Coveleski Joe DiMaggio Bill Dickey Whitey Ford Lou Gehrig Lefty Gomez Goose Gossage Burleigh Grimes Bucky Harris Waite Hoyt Miller Huggins Catfish Hunter** Reggie Jackson Tony Lazzeri Mickey Mantle Joe McCarthy Johnny Mize Phil Niekro Herb Pennock Gaylord Perry Phil Rizzuto Red Ruffing Babe Ruth Joe Sewell Enos Slaughter Casey Stengel Dazzy Vance Paul Waner Dave Winfield Names in Bold Inducted as Yankees or Highlanders * Has no insignia on his cap due to playing at a time when caps bore no insignia. ** Catfish Hunter could not decide between the Yankees and Athletics, and so opted to wear no insignia on his cap upon his induction. Current roster New York Yankees roster view • talk • edit Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other Pitchers Starting rotation 91 Alfredo Aceves 65 Phil Hughes 35 Mike Mussina 45 Carl Pavano 46 Andy Pettitte Bullpen 39 Chris Britton 33 Brian Bruney 62 Joba Chamberlain 48 Phil Coke 38 Dan Giese 34 Dámaso Marté 47 Sidney Ponson 36 Edwar Ramírez 43 Darrell Rasner 30 David Robertson 77 Humberto Sánchez 41 José Veras Closer 42 Mariano Rivera Catchers 64 Francisco Cervelli 19 Chad Moeller 26 José Molina 12 Iván Rodríguez Infielders 14 Wilson Betemit 24 Robinson Canó 25 Jason Giambi 2 Derek Jeter 66 Juan Miranda 29 Cody Ransom 13 Alex Rodriguez Outfielders 53 Bobby Abreu 28 Melky Cabrera 18 Johnny Damon 11 Brett Gardner 22 Xavier Nady Designated hitters 55 Hideki Matsui Pitchers 31 Ian Kennedy 71 Jeffrey Marquez -- Chase Wright Infielders -- Shelley Duncan Outfielders 17 Justin Christian Manager 27 Joe Girardi Coaches 52 Dave Eiland (pitching) 57 Mike Harkey (bullpen) 54 Kevin Long (hitting) 50 Bobby Meacham (third base) 60 Rich Monteleone (sp. pitching instr.) 56 Tony Peña (first base) 59 Rob Thomson (bench) 60-day disabled list 63 Jonathan Albaladejo -- Andrew Brackman 20 Jorge Posada 40 Chien-Ming Wang † 15-day disabled list * Suspended list # Bereavement list Roster updated 2008-09-17 Transactions • Depth Chart Final game at Yankee Stadium Fielding Derek Jeter as their captain and Andy Pettitte as the starting pitcher, the Yankees played their final game in Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles on September 21, 2008. The Yankees won the game 7-3, with Jose Molina hitting the final home run in the stadium. Mariano Rivera pitched the top of the 9th inning to end the game. After the game, Derek Jeter addressed the crowd, thanking them for their support over the years. The Yankees players then circled the field and saluted the fans, to the sound of "New York, New York". Guest commentators for the game on ESPN included Yankee lengends Reggie Jackson, Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra, as well as local YES Network announcer Michael Kay. Minor league affiliations The Yankees are affiliated with the following minor league teams. 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I) Columbia University • Fairleigh Dickinson University • Fordham University • Hofstra University • Iona College • Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus • Manhattan College • New Jersey Institute of Technology• Rutgers University • Saint Francis College • St. John's University • Saint Peter's College • Seton Hall University • Stony Brook University • United States Military Academy • Wagner College Main Article: Sports in New York City [show]World Series Championship Navigation Boxes [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1923 World Series roster Benny Bengough | Joe Bush | Joe Dugan | Mike Gazella | Hinkey Haines | Harvey Hendrick | Fred Hofmann | Waite Hoyt | Ernie Johnson | Sam Jones | Carl Mays | Mike McNally | Bob Meusel | Herb Pennock | George Pipgras | Wally Pipp | Babe Ruth | Wally Schang | Everett Scott | Bob Shawkey | Elmer Smith | Aaron Ward | Whitey Witt Manager Miller Huggins [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1927 World Series roster Walter Beall | Benny Bengough | Pat Collins | Earle Combs | Joe Dugan | Cedric Durst | Mike Gazella | Lou Gehrig | Joe Giard | Johnny Grabowski | Waite Hoyt | Mark Koenig | Tony Lazzeri | Wilcy Moore | Ray Morehart | Bob Meusel | Ben Paschal | Herb Pennock | George Pipgras | Dutch Ruether | Babe Ruth | Bob Shawkey | Urban Shocker | Myles Thomas | Julie Wera Manager: Miller Huggins [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1928 World Series roster Benny Bengough | George Burns | Archie Campbell | Pat Collins | Earle Combs | Bill Dickey | Joe Dugan | Leo Durocher | Cedric Durst | Mike Gazella | Lou Gehrig | Johnny Grabowski | Fred Heimach | Waite Hoyt | Hank Johnson | Mark Koenig | Tony Lazzeri | Wilcy Moore | Bob Meusel | Ben Paschal | Herb Pennock | George Pipgras | Gene Robertson | Babe Ruth | Al Shealy | Myles Thomas | Tom Zachary Manager Miller Huggins [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1932 World Series roster 1 Earle Combs | 2 Lyn Lary | 3 Babe Ruth | 4 Lou Gehrig | 5 Frankie Crosetti | 6 Ben Chapman | 7 Jack Saltzgaver | 8 Bill Dickey | 9 Art Jorgens | 10 George Pipgras | 11 Lefty Gomez | 12 Herb Pennock | 14 Ed Wells | 15 Red Ruffing | 17 Danny MacFayden| 18 Johnny Allen | 20 Charlie Devens | 20 Johnny Murphy | 21 Joe Sewell | 22 Doc Farrell | 23 Tony Lazzeri | 24 Sammy Byrd | 26 Joe Glenn | 27 Myril Hoag | 28 Ivy Andrews | 32 Eddie Phillips Manager Joe McCarthy [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1936 World Series roster 1 Roy Johnson | 2 Red Rolfe | 3 George Selkirk | 4 Lou Gehrig | 5 Frankie Crosetti | 6 Tony Lazzeri | 7 Jake Powell | 8 Bill Dickey | 9 Joe DiMaggio | 11 Lefty Gomez | 14 Bump Hadley | 15 Red Ruffing | 16 Monte Pearson | 19 Johnny Murphy | 21 Pat Malone | 22 Bob Seeds Manager Joe McCarthy [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1937 World Series roster 1 Frankie Crosetti | 2 Red Rolfe | 3 George Selkirk | 4 Lou Gehrig | 5 Joe DiMaggio | 6 Tony Lazzeri | 7 Jake Powell | 8 Bill Dickey | 9 Myril Hoag | 11 Lefty Gomez | 14 Bump Hadley | 15 Red Ruffing | 16 Monte Pearson | 19 Johnny Murphy | 24 Ivy Andrews | 25 Kemp Wicker Manager Joe McCarthy [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1938 World Series roster 1 Frankie Crosetti | 2 Red Rolfe | 3 George Selkirk | 4 Lou Gehrig | 5 Joe DiMaggio | 6 Joe Gordon | 7 Jake Powell | 8 Bill Dickey | 9 Myril Hoag | 11 Lefty Gomez | 15 Red Ruffing | 16 Monte Pearson | 17 Tommy Henrich | 19 Johnny Murphy Manager Joe McCarthy [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1939 World Series roster 1 Frankie Crosetti | 2 Red Rolfe | 3 George Selkirk | 5 Joe DiMaggio | 6 Joe Gordon | 8 Bill Dickey | 9 Charlie Keller | 11 Lefty Gomez | 12 Babe Dahlgren | 14 Bump Hadley | 15 Red Ruffing | 16 Monte Pearson | 19 Johnny Murphy | 20 Oral Hildebrand | 32 Steve Sundra Manager Joe McCarthy [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1941 World Series roster 2 Red Rolfe | 3 George Selkirk | 5 Joe DiMaggio | 6 Joe Gordon | 7 Tommy Henrich | 8 Bill Dickey | 9 Charlie Keller | 10 Phil Rizzuto | 12 Buddy Rosar | 15 Red Ruffing | 19 Johnny Murphy | 20 Tiny Bonham | 21 Spud Chandler | 22 Marius Russo | 24 Marv Breuer | 27 Frenchy Bordagaray | 28 Atley Donald | 34 Johnny Sturm Manager Joe McCarthy [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1943 World Series roster 1 Frankie Crosetti | 2 Snuffy Stirnweiss | 3 Bud Metheny | 5 Nick Etten | 6 Joe Gordon | 7 Billy Johnson | 8 Bill Dickey | 9 Charlie Keller | 10 Roy Weatherly | 15 Hank Borowy | 16 Tuck Stainback | 18 Johnny
Lindell | 19 Johnny Murphy | 20 Tiny Bonham | 21 Spud Chandler | 22 Marius Russo Manager Joe McCarthy [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1947 World Series roster 1 Snuffy Stirnweiss | 3 Allie Clark | 5 Joe DiMaggio | 6 Bobby Brown | 8 Aaron Robinson | 10 Phil Rizzuto | 11 Joe Page | 14 Lonny Frey | 15 Tommy Henrich | 16 Bill Bevens | 20 Spec Shea | 21 Spud Chandler | 22 Allie Reynolds | 24 Billy Johnson | 27 Johnny Lindell | 29 Sherm Lollar | 34 Bobo Newsom | 35 Yogi Berra | 36 Jack Phillips | 38 Karl Drews | 42 Butch Wensloff | 43 Vic Raschi | 50 Ralph Houk | 51 George McQuinn Manager 37 Bucky Harris [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1949 World Series roster 1 Snuffy Stirnweiss | 5 Joe DiMaggio | 6 Bobby Brown | 7 Cliff Mapes | 8 Yogi Berra | 10 Phil Rizzuto | 11 Joe Page | 14 Gene Woodling | 15 Tommy Henrich | 17 Vic Raschi | 22 Allie Reynolds | 24 Billy Johnson | 25 Hank Bauer | 27 Johnny Lindell | 28 Tommy Byrne | 29 Charlie Silvera | 30 Ed Lopat | 36 Johnny Mize | 38 Gus Niarhos | 42 Jerry Coleman Manager 37 Casey Stengel [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1950 World Series roster 5 Joe DiMaggio | 6 Bobby Brown | 7 Cliff Mapes | 8 Yogi Berra | 10 Phil Rizzuto | 14 Gene Woodling | 17 Vic Raschi | 19 Whitey Ford | 22 Allie Reynolds | 24 Billy Johnson | 25 Hank Bauer | 26 Tom Ferrick | 30 Ed Lopat | 36 Johnny Mize | 38 Johnny Hopp | 40 Jackie Jensen | 41 Joe Collins | 42 Jerry Coleman | 52 Tom Morgan Manager 37 Casey Stengel [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1951 World Series roster 1 Billy Martin | 5 Joe DiMaggio | 7 Mickey Mantle | 8 Yogi Berra | 9 Bobby Brown | 10 Phil Rizzuto | 11 Johnny Sain | 12 Gil McDougald | 14 Gene Woodling | 17 Vic Raschi | 21 Bob Kuzava | 22 Allie Reynolds | 25 Hank Bauer | 30 Ed Lopat | 35 Joe Ostrowski | 36 Johnny Mize | 38 Johnny Hopp | 40 Bobby Hogue | 41 Joe Collins | 42 Jerry Coleman | 52 Tom Morgan Manager 37 Casey Stengel [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1952 World Series roster 1 Billy Martin | 7 Mickey Mantle | 8 Yogi Berra | 9 Hank Bauer | 10 Phil Rizzuto | 11 Johnny Sain | 12 Gil McDougald | 14 Gene Woodling | 17 Vic Raschi | 18 Ray Scarborough | 21 Bob Kuzava | 22 Allie Reynolds | 24 Tom Gorman | 25 Irv Noren | 30 Ed Lopat | 32 Ralph Houk | 36 Johnny Mize | 40 Ewell Blackwell | 41 Joe Collins Manager 37 Casey Stengel [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1953 World Series roster 1 Billy Martin | 7 Mickey Mantle | 8 Yogi Berra | 9 Hank Bauer | 10 Phil Rizzuto | 11 Johnny Sain | 12 Gil McDougald | 14 Gene Woodling | 15 Joe Collins | 16 Whitey Ford | 17 Vic Raschi | 18 Jim McDonald | 21 Bob Kuzava | 22 Allie Reynolds | 24 Tom Gorman | 25 Irv Noren | 30 Ed Lopat | 36 Johnny Mize | 38 Art Schallock | 45 Don Bollweg Manager 37 Casey Stengel [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1956 World Series roster 1 Billy Martin | 6 Andy Carey | 7 Mickey Mantle | 8 Yogi Berra | 9 Hank Bauer | 12 Gil McDougald | 14 Bill Skowron | 15 Joe Collins | 16 Whitey Ford | 17 Enos Slaughter | 18 Don Larsen | 19 Bob Turley | 22 Mickey McDermott | 23 Tommy Byrne | 28 Tom Morgan | 32 Elston Howard | 36 Norm Siebern | 39 George Wilson | 41 Bob Cerv | 42 Jerry Coleman | 47 Tom Sturdivant | 53 Johnny Kucks Manager 37 Casey Stengel [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1958 World Series roster 1 Bobby Richardson | 6 Andy Carey | 7 Mickey Mantle | 8 Yogi Berra | 9 Hank Bauer | 10 Tony Kubek | 11 Jerry Lumpe | 12 Gil McDougald | 14 Bill Skowron | 16 Whitey Ford | 17 Enos Slaughter | 18 Don Larsen | 19 Bob Turley | 20 Marv Throneberry | 23 Murry Dickson | 24 Duke Maas | 25 Norm Siebern | 26 Ryne Duren | 28 Art Ditmar | 32 Elston Howard | 53 Johnny Kucks | 55 Zach Monroe Manager 37 Casey Stengel [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1961 World Series roster 1 - Bobby Richardson | 6 - Clete Boyer | 7 - Mickey Mantle | 8 - Yogi Berra | 9 - Roger Maris | 10 - Tony Kubek | 11 - Héctor López | 12 - Billy Gardner | 14 - Bill Skowron | 15 - Jack Reed | 16 - Whitey Ford | 22 - Bill Stafford | 23 - Ralph Terry | 28 - Bud Daley | 32 - Elston Howard | 38 - Johnny Blanchard | 39 - Jim Coates | 47 - Luis Arroyo Manager 35 Ralph Houk [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1962 World Series roster 1 - Bobby Richardson | 6 - Clete Boyer | 7 - Mickey Mantle | 8 - Yogi Berra | 9 - Roger Maris | 10 - Tony Kubek | 11 - Héctor López | 14 - Bill Skowron | 15 - Tom Tresh | 16 - Whitey Ford | 22 - Bill Stafford | 23 - Ralph Terry | 26 - Dale Long | 28 - Bud Daley | 30 - Marshall Bridges | 32 - Elston Howard | 38 - Johnny Blanchard | 39 - Jim Coates | 56 - Jim Bouton Manager 35 Ralph Houk [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1977 World Series roster 2 Paul Blair | 6 Roy White | 9 Graig Nettles | 10 Chris Chambliss | 11 Fred Stanley | 14 Lou Piniella | 15 Thurman Munson | 17 Mickey Rivers | 19 Dick Tidrow | 20 Bucky Dent | 24 Mike Torrez | 25 George Zeber | 28 Sparky Lyle | 29 Catfish Hunter | 30 Willie Randolph | 35 Don Gullett | 41 Cliff Johnson | 44 Reggie Jackson | 49 Ron Guidry | 50 Ken Clay Manager 1 Billy Martin [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1978 World Series roster 2 Paul Blair | 6 Roy White | 9 Graig Nettles | 10 Chris Chambliss | 11 Fred Stanley | 12 Jim Spencer | 14 Lou Piniella | 15 Thurman Munson | 17 Mickey Rivers | 19 Dick Tidrow | 20 Bucky Dent | 24 Gary Thomasson | 25 Brian Doyle | 27 Jay Johnstone | 29 Catfish Hunter | 30 Willie Randolph | 31 Ed Figueroa | 36 Paul Lindblad | 41 Cliff Johnson | 43 Ken Clay | 44 Reggie Jackson | 45 Jim Beattie | 46 Mike Heath | 49 Ron Guidry | 54 Goose Gossage Manager 21 Bob Lemon [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1996 World Series roster 00 Eric Collins | 2 Derek Jeter | 12 Wade Boggs | 13 Jim Leyritz | 17 Kenny Rogers | 18 Mariano Duncan | 19 Luis Sojo | 20 Mike Aldrete | 21 Paul O'Neill | 22 Jimmy Key | 24 Tino Martinez | 25 Joe Girardi | 26 Andy Fox | 27 Graeme Lloyd | 31 Tim Raines | 33 Charlie Hayes | 35 John Wetteland | 36 David Cone | 39 Darryl Strawberry | 41 Brian Boehringer | 42 Mariano Rivera | 43 Jeff Nelson | 45 Cecil Fielder | 46 Andy Pettitte | 51 Bernie Williams | 52 David Weathers Manager 6 Joe Torre [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1998 World Series roster 2 Derek Jeter | 11 Chuck Knoblauch | 18 Scott Brosius | 20 Jorge Posada | 21 Paul O'Neill | 22 Homer Bush | 24 Tino Martinez | 25 Joe Girardi | 26 Orlando Hernández | 27 Graeme Lloyd | 29 Mike Stanton | 33 David Wells | 36 David Cone | 38 Ricky Ledée | 42 Mariano Rivera | 43 Jeff Nelson | 45 Chili Davis | 46 Andy Pettitte | 47 Shane Spencer | 51 Bernie Williams | 55 Ramiro Mendoza Manager 6 Joe Torre [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 1999 World Series roster 2 Derek Jeter | 11 Chuck Knoblauch | 13 Jim Leyritz | 17 Ricky Ledée | 18 Scott Brosius | 19 Luis Sojo | 20 Jorge Posada | 21 Paul O'Neill | 22 Roger Clemens | 24 Tino Martinez | 25 Joe Girardi | 26 Orlando Hernández | 28 Chad Curtis | 29 Mike Stanton | 36 David Cone | 38 Jason Grimsley | 39 Darryl Strawberry | 42 Mariano Rivera | 43 Jeff Nelson | 45 Chili Davis | 46 Andy Pettitte | 51 Bernie Williams | 55 Ramiro Mendoza Manager 6 Joe Torre [show]v • d • eNew York Yankees 2000 World Series roster 2 Derek Jeter | 11 Chuck Knoblauch | 12 Denny Neagle | 13 Jim Leyritz |13 José Vizcaíno | 14 Wilson Delgado | 14 Luis Sojo | 17 Ricky Ledee | 17 Dwight Gooden | 18 Scott Brosius | 19 Luis Polonia | 20 Jorge Posada | 21 Paul O'Neill | 22 Roger Clemens | 24 Tino Martinez | 25 Chris Turner | 26 Orlando Hernández | 28 David Justice | 29 Mike Stanton | 31 Glenallen Hill | 31 Lance Johnson | 31 Ed Yarnall | 33 José Canseco | 35 Clay Bellinger | 36 David Cone | 38 Jason Grimsley | 38 Jake Westbrook | 39 Roberto Kelly | 42 Mariano Rivera | 43 Jeff Nelson | 45 Félix José | 45 Ryan Thompson | 46 Andy Pettitte | 47 Shane Spencer | 50 Todd Erdos | 51 Bernie Williams | 53 Alfonso Soriano | 55 Ramiro Mendoza | 56 Ted Lilly | 57 Jay Tessmer | 58 Randy Choate | 63 Randy Keisler | 75 Ben Ford | 76 Craig Dingman Manager 6 Joe Torre [show]v • d • eThe Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry New York Yankees • The Bronx, New York City, New York • Yankee Stadium Boston Red Sox • 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