27 Facts About Yankees

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

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2. The 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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3. The Yankees were the league leaders in "road attendance" each year from 2001 through 2006.

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

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5. The 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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6. On September 25, 2013, the 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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7. The 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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8. At the beginning of the 2009 season, the Yankees opened the new Yankee Stadium, located just a block north on River Avenue from their former home.

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9. On June 18, 2007, the Yankees broke new ground by signing the first two professional baseball players from the People's Republic of China to the MLB, and became the first team in MLB history to sign an advertising deal with a Chinese company.

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10. In 2004, the Yankees acquired Alex Rodriguez, who moved to third base from his usual shortstop position to accommodate Derek Jeter.

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11. The 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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12. The Yankees won 11 consecutive postseason series in this 4-year period.

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13. In 2000, the Yankees faced the New York Mets in the first Subway Series World Series since 1956.

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14. In 1997, the Yankees lost the 1997 ALDS to the Cleveland Indians in five games.

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

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16. The Yankees fired Howser and replaced him with Gene Michael.

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17. The 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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18. In 1966, the Yankees finished last in the AL for the first time since 1912.

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19. The Mets lost a record 120 games while the 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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20. In 1954, the 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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21. The Yankees still managed to pull out a win against the St Louis Cardinals in the 1943 World Series.

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22. The 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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23. The 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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24. In 1923, the Yankees moved to their new home, Yankee Stadium.

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

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

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27. New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

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