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New York Yankees
Without question the most successful sports franchise in the United States and possibly the World, that’s the New York Yankees. The resume for the Yankees is beyond impressive.
No other sports team can come close to what the Yankees have achieved in their 107-year history. The Yankees have called the Borough of the Bronx home since moving from Baltimore in 1903. The team was originally called the New York Highlanders, officially changing their name to Yankees in 1913.
NY Yankees Facts:
- The New York Highlanders become the New York Yankees in 1913
- The Yankees won 27 World Championships
- The Yankees sent 44 players to the Hall of Fame
- The team is the 2nd most valued sports franchise in the World, valued at approximately $5 billion
- Moved into the new Yankee Stadium in 2009
Over the years, the Yankees have called three stadiums home. The Polo Grounds, the original Yankee Stadium, also known as, “the House That Ruth Built,” and their current home, the new Yankee Stadium, which opened in 2009.
The original Yankee Stadium played host to many iconic moments in baseball history. It was here that the 1927 Yankees, famously know as “Murder’s Row” featured baseball legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in the same lineup. That team went on to win 110 games and is considered by many, the greatest baseball team in MLB history.
Since 1962, the Yankees have shared the New York spotlight with their cross-town rivals the New York Mets. With the introduction of inter-league play in 1997, Yankees and Mets fans could finally witness the Battle of the Big Apple.
The rivalry reached its apex in the 2000 World Series. All eyes were on New York as the two teams met in the aptly named “Subway Series.” The Yankees took the series 4-1, claiming their then 26th title.
While the Mets are their cross-town rival, there’s no bigger rival for the Yankees than the Boston Red Sox. Dating back to their move to New York in 1903, the Yankees and Red Sox have been the Hatfields and McCoys of sports.
Even with a commanding 27 titles to the Red Sox’s 9, there’s no love loss between these two historic teams. From bench-clearing brawls, game-winning home runs, and the “Curse of the Bambino,” this rivalry has seen it all.
2021 Yankee Roster
The current Yankee roster, led by third-year manager Aaron Boone, features an array of big bats and solid arms.
Superstars like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton turned Yankee Stadium into their own personal launchpad.
Free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole joined the Bronx Bombers for the shortened 2021 season. Along with Japanese standout pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, the duo provide a potent combination to the Yankee pitching staff. Cuban fireballer Aroldis Chapman solidifies a strong Yankee bullpen.
Yankee Farm System
With most of their top talent already at the Big League level, the future talent pool of the Yankees is questionable. Their farm system ranked 22nd out of 30 in 2020 but has since moved up to 19th out of 30 according to MLB.com.
Yankees prospect Jason Dominguez is their top prospect ranked the 32nd best prospect in baseball. Other than that there does not appear to be an overwhelming amount of talent in the lower levels. However, if the history of the Yankees has taught us one thing, it’s never to count them out.
Betting On The Yankees In New York
To place a bet on the Yankees from NY, you can visit one of several retail sportsbooks in Upstate New York. Or, hop over the border to NJ or PA to place an online bet there. DraftKings is available and takes all MLB bets in New York State and in NJ and PA.