- New York Yankees seasons
New York Yankeesare a professional baseballteam based in the Bronx, a borough of New York City, New York. Also known as "the Bronx Bombers" and "the Pinstripers", [cite web | author = CNNfn| title = Bronx Bombers to be sold? | publisher = CNN| date = 1998-03-19 | url = http://money.cnn.com/1998/03/19/bizbuzz/yankee/ | accessdate = 2008-07-27 ] [cite news | last = Antonen | first = Mel | title = Pinstripers paint Red Sox blue | publisher = " USA Today" | date = 2004-10-17 | url = http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2004-10-17-yankees-red-sox-game3_x.htm | accessdate = 2008-07-27 ] the Yankees play in the East Division of Major League Baseball's (MLB) American League(AL). In its 108 major league seasons, the franchise has won 26 World Serieschampionships, the most of any MLB team and 16 more than the second-place St. Louis Cardinals. [cite web | title = World Series Winners | publisher = ESPN| url = http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/alltime/worldseries | accessdate = 2008-07-27 ] Since mlby|1923, the Yankees have played home games in Yankee Stadium, except for a stint at Shea Stadiumfrom mlby|1974 to mlby|1975 while Yankee Stadium was undergoing renovations. [cite web | title = Yankee Stadium History | publisher = New York Yankees| url = http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/ballpark/stadium_history.jsp | accessdate = 2008-07-27 ] In 2009, the team will move into a new ballpark, which will also be called Yankee Stadium. [cite web | author = Associated Press| title = Cost of new Yankee Stadium up to $1.3 billion | publisher = NBC Sports| date = 2008-02-07 | url = http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/23058071/ | accessdate = 2008-07-27 ]
One of the American League's eight original members, the club was founded in Baltimore,
Marylandas the Baltimore Orioles in mlby|1901. [cite web | last = Neyer | first = Rob | authorlink = Rob Neyer | title = Back when baseball was really messed up | publisher = ESPN | date = 2002-07-16 | url = http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=neyer_rob&id=1406240 | accessdate = 2008-07-27 ] The franchise moved to New York City in mlby|1903 and became known as the New York Highlanders; in mlby|1913, the team changed its name to the Yankees. [cite web | title = Yankees Timeline: 1903-1925 | publisher = New York Yankees | url = http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/history/timeline1.jsp | accessdate = 2008-07-27 ] From mlby|1921 to mlby|1964, the Yankees were the most successful MLB franchise, winning 20 World Series titles and 29 AL pennants. Following an 11-year playoff drought, the club appeared in the playoffs five times in a six-year period and won back-to-back World Series championships in mlby|1977 and mlby|1978. The Yankees won the World Series again in mlby|1996, and in mlby|1998 began a run of three consecutive Series titles. From 1995 to 2007, the Yankees made the playoffs each year; their 13-season postseason streak was the second-longest in MLB history. [cite web | last = Hoch | first = Bryan | title = Yankees' playoff run one for the ages | publisher = Major League Baseball| date = 2008-09-23| url = http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080922&content_id=3528344&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb | accessdate = 2008-10-11 ]
These statistics are from
Baseball-Reference's "New York Yankees History & Encyclopedia", [cite web | title = New York Yankees History & Encyclopedia | publisher = Baseball-Reference | url = http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/ | accessdate = 2008-08-16 ] except where noted, and are current as of September 28, 2008. Bold denotes a World Series championship.
History of the New York Yankees
*note label|GB|a|aThis is determined by calculating the difference in wins plus the difference in losses divided by two.
*note label|AL|b|bFor lists of all American League pennant winners, see
American League pennant winners 1901–68and American League Championship Series.
*note label|Halve|c|cHalf-game increments are possible because games can be cancelled due to rain.
*note label|22Game2|d|dThe second game of the series ended after 10 innings due to darkness, with the score tied 2–2. [cite journal | title = History of the World Series - 1922 | publisher = "
Sporting News" | url = http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/worldseries/1922.html | accessdate = 2008-08-13 ]
*note label|32Ruth|e|eDuring Game 3 of this series.
Babe Ruthhit his called shot, a home run into the center field bleachers of Wrigley Field. [cite news | last = Bock | first = Hal | title = Monday marks 75th anniversary of Babe Ruth's called shot against Cubs in World Series | publisher = "USA Today" | date = 2007-09-27 | url = http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2007-09-27-3523148865_x.htm | accessdate = 2008-07-30 ]
Don Larsenpitched the only perfect gamein World Series history in Game 5. [cite news | last = Haberman | first = Clyde | authorlink = Clyde Haberman | title = Immortalized by a Moment of Perfection | publisher = " The New York Times" | date = 2006-10-03 | url = http://select.nytimes.com/2006/10/03/nyregion/03nyc.html | accessdate = 2008-08-13 ]
*note label|69East|g|gIn 1969, the American League split into East and West divisions.
1972 Major League Baseball strikeforced the cancellation of the Yankees' first seven games of the season.cite web | author = Associated Press | title = Baseball stoppages date back to 1972 | publisher = ESPN | date = 2002-08-29 | url = http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/0829/1424697.html | accessdate = 2008-07-30 ]
*note label|78Division|i|iThe Yankees finished the season tied for first with the
Boston Red Sox. New York defeated the Red Sox 5–4 in a one-game playoffto clinch the division title. The game is best remembered for Bucky Dent's three-run home runin the seventh inning, which gave the Yankees a 3–2 lead. [cite news | last = Fratus | first = Ken | title = 25 years ago: How an otherwise forgettable shortstop became a permanent Dent in Boston's heart | publisher = " The Boston Globe" | date = 2003-09-29 | url = http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2003/09/29/25_years_ago/ | accessdate = 2008-07-30 ]
1981 Major League Baseball strikecaused the season to be split into two halves. The Yankees were given a berth in an expanded playoff tournament because they led the American League East when the strike began. The Milwaukee Brewersfinished the second half in first place to earn the division's other playoff berth. [cite web | title = 1981 Season | publisher = ESPN | url = http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/alltime/season?year=1981 | accessdate = 2008-07-30 ]
1994 Major League Baseball strike, which started on August 12, led to the cancellation of the playoffs and World Series. [cite web | author = Associated Press | title = Strike looms large over All-Star Game | publisher = CNN Sports Illustrated| date = 2002-07-07 | url = http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/2002/allstar/news/2002/07/07/allstar_labor_ap/ | accessdate = 2008-07-30 ] The Yankees held the best record in the American League at the time of the strike. [cite web | title = 1994 Season | publisher = ESPN | url = http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/alltime/season?year=1994 | accessdate = 2008-07-30 ]
*note label|95Season|l|lThe 1994 MLB strike lasted until April 2, 1995, causing the shortening of the 1995 season to 144 games.
*note label|05Division|m|mThe Yankees finished the season tied for first with the Boston Red Sox, but were awarded the division title because they won the season series with the Red Sox. [cite web | author = Associated Press | title = Red Sox clinch berth, make Yanks' playoff road tougher | publisher = ESPN | date = 2005-10-02 | url = http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=251002102 | accessdate = 2008-07-30 ]
*cite web | title = Complete Baseball Team and Baseball Team Encyclopedias | publisher =
Baseball-Reference| url = http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/ | accessdate = 2008-08-13
*cite web | title = Baseball-Reference Postseason Index | publisher = Baseball-Reference | url = http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/ | accessdate = 2008-08-13
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