The Yankees made the playoffs every year from 1995 through 2007; their 13-year postseason streak was the second-longest in MLB history. After missing the playoffs in 2008, they won the World Series again in 2009 and made the playoffs every year from 2010 to 2012. They fell short of winning the World Series for a third time in four years by one game in 2013 before making the playoffs in each of the last three seasons.
During their playoff run, the Yankees have made the post-season every year except 2001 when they finished with the worst record in MLB. That year, they still managed to beat the Seattle Mariners in the first round of the playoffs but were defeated by the American League Champion Oakland A's in the next round.
In total, the Yankees have won 11 World Championships and have been runners-up five times. They are the most successful franchise in New York City sports history and the only team to have both its original franchise player and manager still active in the league today. Owner George Steinbrenner passed away in April 2010 at the age of 80; he left the team in good hands with his son Hank who is serving as president of the club.
The Yankees won the World Series again in 1996 and began a three-year run of victories in 1998. The Yankees made the playoffs every year from 1995 through 2007; their 13-year postseason streak was the second-longest in MLB history. A wild card spot
Yankees of New York (52 playoff appearances) The Yankees are often regarded as the most successful club in MLB history. The figures don't lie. They've won 27 World Series and 40 AL pennants in 52 playoff appearances. That's one win every two games spent in the playoffs.
The Yankees first played in 1919 and have been in the postseason every year since then except for 1941 when they were drafted into war service. The Yankees have also played in nine World Series with five wins - a.556 winning percentage that stands as the highest among all current major league teams.
Among American sports teams, only the Los Angeles Lakers with 51 appearances have more post-season trips than the Yankees. The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants are next on 48 each. The Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and Tampa Bay Rays have 47 each. The Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and Milwaukee Brewers are next on 46 each. The Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, and Pittsburgh Pirates have 45 each.
The Yankees have won seven World Series titles between 1949 and 1955, 1961, 1962, 2003, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
The 1965 New York Yankees season was the team's 63rd in New York and their 65th overall. The squad finished with a 77-85 record, 25 games behind the Minnesota Twins. Johnny Keane was in charge of New York. This was the first season since 1925 when they did not finish above or below the.500 mark.
The Yankees lost 100 games for the second time in three years and failed to make the playoffs for the third straight year. However, they did manage to have one of the best seasons by a Yankees team in recent memory, finishing 2nd in the AL with 97 wins. Their +3.3 run differential was also good for 2nd best in the AL. They were outscored by their opponents by 70 runs but because so many of their losses were close games (7 games up to last place), their actual win-loss record is much better than it looks. They had 12 players appear in at least 30 games this year and all but two of them - Roy Whitehill and Gene Woodling - reached base at a rate of at least.300. In addition, all but two of them scored more than 50 runs - Don Larsen and Billy Martin - and only four other teams in MLB history have had even half as many players reach base at a rate of at least.300: the 1942 Yankees, the 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers, the 1962 San Francisco Giants, and the 2001 St. Louis Cardinals.
The World Series was won by the New York Yankees 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. The Yankees have won more World Series than any other team.
The Yankees first entered the World Series in 1922 against Walter Johnson and the Washington Senators. The series was at that time a best of three game series rather than the best-of-seven format it is now. The Yankees lost that first series 2-3. In 1927, the Yankees made their first sweep ever in the Series by winning all 3 games against Charles Lindbergh's powerful Cardinals team. That series is still considered one of the greatest baseball championships of all time. The Yankees have not dropped a single game since they began playing in 1922.
In 1928, the Yankees again defeated the Senators in 4 games to win their third straight World Series title. During this period, the Yankees played in Yankee Stadium which they had built for themselves. The stadium was called "The House That Ruth Built" because of how famous Ruth was at the time. The 1929 season was canceled due to the Wall Street Crash so the Yankees did not play in Yankee Stadium until 1930.