29" Retro Throwback Original New York Yankees 1950's? miniature pennant 12" x 5". "Why not us?" said the 2003 Chicago Cubs. Original Champions full-size pennant (NL) 48" x 36". The Yankees finished second that year to an all-Cub team, and although they never won more than 88 games in a season, they always played hard-fought, competitive baseball. Their most recent World Series victory came in 2009 over the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Yankees have had a major impact on baseball history several times: as one of the eight teams who competed in the first All-Star Game in 1933; as one of the two teams who refused to move to the American League following the 1957 merger; and as one of the two teams who switched leagues after the 1962 merger. They also have the record for most World Series victories with 10. In addition, they have been leading league standings at some point during every regular season since their debut in 1901.
After playing in New York City for nearly 100 years, the Yankees moved to Bronx County in 1963. But they didn't become a true national institution until after their third World Series win in 1977. Since then, they have won another nine World Series titles.
Currently, the Yankees are leading the Boston Red Sox 3-1 in the 2007 American League Championship Series.
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The New York Yankees The Yankees have won the most ALCS pennants with 11, followed by the Athletics, Red Sox, and Baltimore Orioles with 6, 6, and 5 respectively. In the World Series, the Yankees have won 10 titles to date; they were not finished yet!
In addition to having the most ALCS victories, the Yankees also lead all major league teams with 24 world championships, including 19 division titles. They have won more than any other franchise. The St. Louis Cardinals are second with 13 world championships.
A's fans will remember when their team had its own farm system before it was sold to Charles Finley of the charlotte omegas. The Oakland Athletics only came into existence in 1961 but they have still been able to win several championships during their early years. Their most recent championship was in 1990 when they defeated George Brett's Kansas City Royals 4-3 in 14 innings for their first title since 1974. The A's have also appeared in five other World Series which they have lost all five games without scoring a single run.
The Boston Red Sox have won six World Series titles over the course of 80 years - a record that will never be broken. The last three have been consecutively from 2004 to 2007.
The New York Yankees have won 40 American League pennants, the first in 1921 and the most recent in 2009. This amount is more than double that of the Oakland Athletics, who have won 15 games. They are followed by the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers, who have won 14 and 11, respectively, pennants. In the National League, the Chicago Cubs have won the most championships with nine.
After they moved to New York City in 1903, the Yankees never finished below second place, and they had 12 consecutive years from 1920 to 1931 when they won at least 90 games. During this period, they earned the nickname "Bronx Bombers."
In 1932, all major league teams went into decline, but the Yankees managed to rebound quickly and win another world championship in 1936. After losing their first two games to the Boston Braves in the 1947 season opener, the Yankees won 22 out of 23 games to take control of the league race. They went on to beat the red-hot Cleveland Indians in seven games for their third World Series title in four years. The Bronx Bombers were led by their star players Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio, who both won MVP awards.
After losing several key players through trades and free agency, the Yankees haven't been able to recover until 1995, when they ended up winning the World Series under Joe Torre's leadership as well as two more titles in 2000 and 2001.