The New York Yankees are New York City’s professional baseball team based in the Bronx. The Yankees belong to Major League Baseball‘s (MLB) American League (AL) division and are one of two teams representing New York City, with the other being the New York Mets.
History of the Yankees
The New York Yankees were founded in 1903. Over the years, the Yankees have been the team of Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The Yankees are considered one of baseball’s most storied franchises. They are also one of the most successful professional teams in American history with 27 world championships and 36 American League pennants. The Bronx bombers have won more titles than any other professional team in America.
The Yankees play all their home games at Yankee Stadium.The Yankees’ 2008 season was the last season played at historic Yankee Stadium. At the beginning of the 2009 season, the Yankees opened the new Yankee Stadium.
The “Yankees” name is often shortened to “the Yanks.” Their most prominently used nickname is “the Bronx Bombers” or simply “the Bombers“, a reference to their home and their prolific hitting. A less used nickname is “the Pinstripes“, in reference to the iconic feature on their home uniforms.
Getting Tickets to see the Yankees
The Yankees play their home games in the Bronx at Yankees Stadium. Tickets range from $12-$115 and are usually available the day of the game. You can also get tickets online by visiting ticketmaster.com.
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