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New York Yankees

The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the New York Mets of the National League. In the season, the club began play in the AL as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the modern Baltimore Orioles). Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise (which had ceased operations) and moved it to New York City, renaming the club the New York Highlanders. The Highlanders were officially renamed the Yankees in .

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Yankee Empire

The Yankees have won 27 World Series championships. A feat that no team ever has even come even close to. All hail to the mighty Yankees.

Contributed by Ben Trabing

Player Years with Yankees Frank "Home Run" Baker 1916-1919, 1921-1922 Wade Boggs 1993-1997 Yogi Berra 1946-1963 Frank Chance 1913-1914 Jack Chesbro 1903-1909 Earle Combs 1924-1935 Stan Coveleski 1928 Bill Dickey 1928-1943, 1946 Joe Dimaggio 1936-1942, 1946-1951 Leo Durocher 1925, 1928-1929 Whitey Ford 1950, 1953-1967 Lou Gehrig 1923-1939 Lefty Gomez 1930-1942 Clark Griffith 1903-1907 Burleigh Grimes 1934 Waite Hoyt 1921-1930 Jim "Catfish" Hunter 1975-1979 Reggie Jackson 1977-1981 Willie Keeler 1903-1909 Tony Lazzeri 1926-1937 Mickey Mantle 1951-1968 Bill McKechnie 1913 Johnny Mize 1949-1953 Phil Niekro 1984-1985 Herb Pennock 1923-1933 Gaylord Perry 1980 Phil Rizzuto 1941-1942, 1946-1956 Red Ruffing 1930-1942, 1945-1946 Babe Ruth 1920-1934 Joe Sewell 1931-1933 Enos Slaughter 1954-1959 Dazzy Vance 1915, 1918 Paul Waner 1944-1945 Dave Winfield 1981-88, 1990

Contributed by Joshua Irizarry

Captain Position Years Active Years as Captain Clark Griffith Pitcher 1891–1914 1903–1905 Kid Elberfeld Shortstop 1898–1914 1906–1909 Hal Chase First baseman 1905–1919 1910–1912 Frank Chance First baseman 1898–1914 1913 Roger Peckinpaugh Shortstop 1910–1927 1914–1921 Babe Ruth Outfielder 1914–1935 1922 Everett Scott Shortstop 1914–1926 1922–1925 Lou Gehrig First baseman 1923–1939 1935–1939 Thurman Munson Catcher 1969–1979 1976–1979 Graig Nettles Third baseman 1967–1988 1982–1984 Willie Randolph Second baseman 1975–1992 1986–1988 Ron Guidry Pitcher 1975–1988 1986–1988 Don Mattingly First baseman 1982–1995 1991–1995 Derek Jeter Shortstop 1995–present 2003–present

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