|The New York Yankees are the epitome of classic American baseball. With a franchise that has stretched over a century, they are one of the most recognizable teams in sports history. As holders of the most World Series titles, it’s no surprise that the team’s tickets are one of the most demanded of all Major League teams. Make sure to get your chance to see America’s favorite team at Yankee Stadium.
The team started playing in the American League in 1903, then known as the New York Highlanders, until 1913 when they were renamed the Yankees. They truly began to take off after acquiring one of baseball’s most famous players, Babe Ruth. Ruth worked his magic as an outfielder for the Yankees, and the team quickly climbed to top of the baseball ladder. In 1921, they won their first American League title and went on to win their first World Series championship in 1923. Ruth, nicknamed “The Great Bambino” established many records, and some still stand to date. In 1928, the team won the World Series again under the manager Joe McCarthy.
In 1973, George Steinbrenner gained control of the team as an owner. He was known as a hands-on baseball executive, earning him the nickname “The Boss,” and he played a vital role in the New York Yankees’ incredible success. Under his ownership, the team won seven of their 27 championships. Through him, they also became the first American professional sports franchise to be estimated as being worth over $1 billion dollars in 2005. The team is now owned by Yankee Global Enterprise, an LLC operated by the Steinbrenner family.
More than just records
In addition to their untouchable winning streaks, this legendary team was also known for its widely famous players. Members such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra not only pushed the team along their road of extreme success, but these players have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Yankees maintain their record as the winningest baseball club: holding the most World Series championships through 2014 with an impressive 27 titles. In addition, they have played in the most World Series - 40 to be exact. The team that comes closest to them is the St. Louis Cardinals at 19 appearances and 11 championships. The Yankees broke records by winning five consecutive championships from 1949 to 1953 and appeared in the World Series nine times over the span of the next 11 years.
Though they are not lacking in titles, their true prize is their unwavering fan base. Yankee fans are famously known as some of the most dedicated in American sports. Since the beginning, the team has several pivotal moments during their dynasty. From Don Larsen’s perfect game during Game 5 of the 1956 World Series to Derek Jeter’s “Flip Play” that led to an incredible win against the Oakland A’s in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the Yankees history reflects a consistent streak of honor throughout wins or losses.
Earned their pins and stripes
A team that has achieved such great success does not do so without a few rivalries. For the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox play this role. It all began in 1919, when Harry Frazee, the financially troubled Red Sox owner, sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees for $125,000. After that, the tension only continued to rise as time passed. The teams and their respective fans continue to bump heads any time they cross paths, making for passion on and off the field.
Regardless if you’ve loved the team from the start or are a new fan, the New York Yankees are a team you need to view live. Make sure to buy your tickets to see those navy blue, white and grey pinstripes in person for an exciting and memorable game!