34 Facts About The New York Yankees

1. On May 14, 2017, The New York Yankees retired number 2 in honor of Derek Jeter.

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2. The New York Yankees wore number 1 as a player in the 1950s and as a manager in the 1970s and 1980s.

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3. The New York Yankees's was the first number retired in Major League Baseball history.

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4. The New York Yankees have retired 21 numbers for 23 individuals, the most in Major League Baseball.

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5. In 2008, The New York Yankees announced a joint venture with the Dallas Cowboys to form the basis for a partnership in running food and beverage, and other catering services to both teams' stadiums.

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6. The New York Yankees are hoping that close ties with countries such as China and Japan will give them personal, in depth judgments of baseball talent.

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7. The New York Yankees have become well known for a winning reputation on a global level.

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8. The New York Yankees were the league leaders in "road attendance" each year from 2001 through 2006.

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9. The New York Yankees have beaten the league average for home attendance 83 out of the last 87 years.

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10. The New York 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.

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11. The New York Yankees have won a record 27 World Series in 40 appearances; the St Louis Cardinals are second with 11 World Series victories.

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12. On September 28, 2018 The New York Yankees tied the record for the most HR's in a season with the 1997 Seattle Mariners.

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13. The New York Yankees starting pitching was led by ace Luis Severino, who rebounded from his last season to lead the Yankees' pitching staff.

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14. On September 25, 2013, The New York Yankees lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, which for the second time in the wild card era, eliminated them from any playoffs.

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15. The New York Yankees set a major league record by playing error-free ball for 18 consecutive games from May 14 to June 1, 2009.

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16. At the beginning of the 2009 season, The New York Yankees opened the new Yankee Stadium, located just a block north on River Avenue from their former home.

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17. In 2004, The New York Yankees acquired Alex Rodriguez, who moved to third base from his usual shortstop position to accommodate Derek Jeter.

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18. The New York Yankees were the first American League team to lose a World Series in which the home team won all seven games.

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19. The New York Yankees won 11 consecutive postseason series in this 4-year period.

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20. The New York Yankees had the unfortunate distinction of beginning and ending his career on years bookended by Yankee World Series appearances.

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21. In 1990, The New York Yankees had the worst record in the American League, and their fourth last-place finish in franchise history.

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22. The New York Yankees won 103 games and the AL East by three games over the 100-win Baltimore Orioles, but were swept by the Royals in the 1980 ALCS.

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23. The New York Yankees had bad blood with manager Billy Martin, who had managed the Detroit Tigers when Jackson's Athletics defeated them in the 1972 playoffs.

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24. In 1966, The New York Yankees finished last in the AL for the first time since 1912.

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25. In fact, The New York Yankees finished in the second division in 1965—their first losing record in 40 years, and only their second in 47 years.

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26. The New York Yankees reached the 1963 World Series, but were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers and their ace pitcher Sandy Koufax.

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27. The Mets lost a record 120 games while The New York Yankees won the 1962 World Series, their tenth in the past sixteen years, defeating the San Francisco Giants in seven games.

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28. The New York Yankees lost the 1957 World Series to the Milwaukee Braves when Lew Burdette incredibly won three games for the Braves.

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29. In 1954, The New York Yankees won over 100 games, but the Indians took the pennant with an AL record 111 wins; 1954 was famously referred to as The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.

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30. The New York Yankees still managed to pull out a win against the St Louis Cardinals in the 1943 World Series.

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31. The New York Yankees declared July 4, 1939 to be "Lou Gehrig Day", on which they retired his number 4, the first retired number in baseball.

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32. The New York Yankees won a then-AL record 110 games with only 44 losses, and swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series.

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33. The New York Yankees have garnered enormous popularity and a dedicated fanbase, as well as widespread enmity from fans of other MLB teams.

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34. The New York Yankees have won more titles than any other franchise in the four major North American sports leagues.

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