These figures are taken from Baseball-New Reference.com's York Yankees Team History & Encyclopedia and are up to date as of October 9, 2020. A This is calculated by dividing the difference in victories by the difference in losses by two. B Number of games played minus number of games lost equals this figure.
The Yankees have won more than 100 games five times, but they've also finished last three seasons with less than 70 wins. Their overall record is 889-824 (average year: 91-71).
In World War II, over 100 million tickets were sold for baseball games alone; the total attendance was closer to 3 billion people! After the war, baseball returned to its normal schedule of playing around 50 games per season. In 1947, the Yankees joined other new teams in expanding the league from eight to ten teams by teaming with Columbia University to form the Bronx Bombers. The name "Yankees" came from the owner, who had been born Michael J. Donovan in Ireland. He adopted his family's original surname of "York," changing it to "Yankees" when he became a U.S. citizen in 1917.
After their first season, the Bombers moved to Yankee Stadium where they have remained ever since. In 1951, another expansion team called the Los Angeles Angels was formed by the American League. The two leagues have maintained separate identities ever since.
1. On April 1, NYY (0-1) was defeated by TOR, 3-2. 2. On April 3, NYY (1-1) defeated TOR 5-3. On April 4, NYY (1-2) fell to TOR 1-3. 4. On April 5, NYY (2-2) defeated BAL 7-0. 5. On April 6, NYY defeated BAL 7-2 (3-2). 6. On April 7, NYY lost to BOS 3-4. 7. On April 8, NYY defeated BOS 10-7. 8. On April 9, NYY lost to CLE 11-5. 9. On April 10, NYY defeated CLE 12-6. 10. On April 11, NYY lost to CIN 13-6. 13. On April 14, NYY defeated COL 10-5. 14. On April 15, NYY lost to ATL 8-7 (4-2). 15. On April 16, NYY defeated ATL 9-6 (5-2). 16. On April 17, NYY lost to WSH 10-9 (3-3). 17. On April 18, NYY defeated WSH 11-10 (4-3). 18. On April 19, NYY lost to PHI 8-7 (5-3). 19. On April 20, NYY defeated PHI 9-8 (6-3). 20. On April 21, NYY lost to TB 10-9 (7-4).
The New York Yankees won the World Series a total of 27 times: in 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009. They are the most successful franchise in baseball history.
They've also played through five labor disputes during the last 100 years, from 1914-1916 (the players went on strike for 111 days) to 2011 (10 months). The longest strike was by the baseball writers from July 23, 1989 to May 5, 1990. That one lasted all of 87 days! The shortest strike was by the minor league players in 1946 (3 days). Both of those strikes were caused by efforts to secure better wages and working conditions for players.
Overall, there have been so many games lost due to strikes that we can't even estimate how many they might have won. It's safe to say that if there had been no strike in 1989, the Yankees probably would have at least one more World Series title by now.
Even though they've only missed the playoffs once since 1992, this year's series has been called "the worst in memory". You wouldn't know it from just looking at the numbers, but this year's postseason is actually expected to be a record setting event in terms of wins.
The 1927 New York Yankees season was the team's 25th season in the American League. The club concluded the season with a record of 110-44, capturing its sixth pennant and ending 19 games ahead of the Philadelphia Athletics. They were also tied for first or better for the whole season. In the World Series, the Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 to win their third championship in four years. It is considered one of the greatest seasons in baseball history.
In 1998, Sports Illustrated magazine ranked the 1927 Yankees as the greatest sports team of all time. The magazine cited their dominance over other teams during that era, noting that no other league champion had a record as good as the Yankees' regular season mark of 109-27. Also listed as contributing factors are the way the team played hardball and the fact that it was "a true dynasty, not just a very good team".
In 2009, ESPN.com ranked the 1927 Yankees as the best baseball team of all time. The site stated that "no other team has come close" to matching their statistics, including winning six consecutive championships without losing a game.
In 2016, CBC published an article stating that the 1927 Yankees are "the greatest team in MLB history". The article cited their record of 110-44 and their 19-game lead over second place as reasons why they are the best team in MLB history.
The Mets-Yankees rivalry
|Regular season series||Yankees, 75–56|
|Largest victory||Yankees, 15–0 (2009)|
|Longest win streak||Mets, 6 (2013–2014) Yankees, 7 (2002–2003)|
As of October 9, 2019, the New York Yankees has the most games played in franchise history. Derek Jeter has the most games played in New York Yankees franchise history, with 2,747. Are you already a member? You are not authorized to access this feature. If you are interested in scientific citation, please contact us.
The list below includes both past and present players who have appeared in at least one game for the New York Yankees franchise, including the 1901–02 Baltimore Orioles and the 1903–12 New York Highlanders. The players in bold have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The numbers of the players in italics have been retired by the team.