The Yankees relocated across the Harlem River to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The Yankees debuted their new stadium on April 18, 1923, against the Red Sox. In the inaugural game at the stadium, almost 74,200 spectators witnessed the Yankees defeat the Red Sox 4-1. An estimated 1 million people attended that first game between these two legendary franchises.
The Yankees have won more than 600 games in each of their last six seasons - a major league record. Their overall win percentage of.562 is also a major league record. The previous record was.556, which the Yankees have twice. From 2001-2006, the Yankees advanced to the World Series every year. They lost each time. In 2007, they fell short of winning their third straight World Series title when they lost to Boston. In 2008, they again failed to capture the crown when they came up short to Tampa Bay.
After their second consecutive fall short in the playoffs, general manager Brian Cashman was fired. He had been with the team for eleven years. Before becoming the GM, Cashman served as the Yankees third baseman from 1995-2001. During his tenure, he led the league in hit by pitch three times. His 3,024 hits are second only to George Brett among third basemen (Brett has 3,632).
In 2009, the Yankees hired Joe Girardi as their new manager.
The 1975 New York Yankees season was the team's 73rd in New York and the franchise's 75th overall. The squad finished with an 83-77 record, 12 games behind the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees played at Shea Stadium while Yankee Stadium was being renovated and reopened in 1976.
The Yankees opened their 1975 campaign with a home game on April 4 against the Oakland Athletics. New York won that contest 7-4 before traveling to Philadelphia for a four-game series with the Phillies. In Game 1 on Monday, April 4, the Yankees took advantage of three Athletics errors and two Philadelphian pitchers losing games to start the year by defeating them 11-5. The Yanks went on to win the next three games by scores of 5-3, 10-7, and 9-6 to take a 1-0 lead in the opening round of the playoffs.
New York returned home for five straight games from April 6-11 before heading back out on the road for ten more contests between April 12 and May 2. They ended up finishing second in the American League East division behind the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees were defeated in seven games by Cleveland in the AL Championship Series. It was their first postseason loss since being beaten by Oakland in seven games during the 1973 World Series.
The 1994-1995 MLB strike lasted until April 2, 1995, cutting the season to 144 games. Me The Yankees ended tied for first place with the Boston Red Sox, but were granted the division championship because they won the season series against the Red Sox. No The Yankees finished third, tied with the Baltimore Orioles.
From 1923 through 1973, and again from 1976 to 2008, it was the home ballpark of the New York Yankees, the city's American League club. During its 85-year history, the stadium has hosted 6,581 regular-season home games.
Bill Dickey, Tony Lazzeri, Joe Gordon, Red Ruffing, and Lefty Gomez were other Hall of Famers on the Yankees teams of the late 1930s. They won back-to-back titles in 1936 and 1937 over the Carl Hubbell and Mel Ott-led Giants, then swept the Cubs in 1938 and the Reds in 1939.
The Yankee Stadium They won the World Series in four games over the Philadelphia Phillies. Casey Stengel was in charge of New York. Yankee Stadium was where the Yankees played... Season of the New York Yankees in 1950
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Yankee Stadium was where the Yankees played. They won the World Series in 1927, sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates. This Yankees club was notorious for their fearsome lineup, dubbed "Murderers' Row," and is largely regarded as the best baseball team in MLB history. The 1927 Yankees are also famous for being the last team to win a World Series before the Babe came along.
The Yankees played their first game at Columbia Park on March 17, 1903, losing 1-0 to an Edgewater Baseball Club team that only had three players show up for the game - Ed Gillenhan, John McGraw, and Joe Kelley. The Yankees lost their next two games too but then went on a ten game winning streak that turned into eleven after they beat the Boston Red Sox 11-10 in twelve innings. During this period, George Steinbrenner was fired as manager and Charlie Weiss was hired as his replacement. Under Weiss, the Yankees finished first in both the American League (AL) and National League (NL). They were awarded the AL title because of more wins during the season than the Chicago White Sox by one game. In the World Series against the Pirates, the Yankees defeated them four games to one to claim their second world championship.
In 1927, the Yankees opened the season with a record of 100-53 and they were defending champions. Their offense was led by Mickey Mouse, who hit.300 with 39 homers and 122 RBIs.
A decade later, in 1913, the club was renamed the New York Yankees, and their home stadium was dubbed Yankee Stadium until 2009. The name change was done to differentiate the team from its American League rival, the New York Giants of the National Football League. Before the 1963 season, the Yankees moved to their current home stadium in The Bronx.
The Yankees have won more than 20 games five times, most recently in 2006 when they finished with 102 wins. They've also finished first in the AL East four times, including in 1962 when they went on to win the World Series. The Yankees have not yet managed to bring a world championship to New York, but they are still hoping to accomplish that goal this year as they go into game six of the 2007 World Series against Los Angeles-based Angel Cabrera and his Tampa Bay Rays.
Cabrera is the winner of the series MVP award after hitting a key three-run homer in game three that gave the Rays a stunning comeback victory over former champion Boston Red Sox. It was the first postseason game-winning hit of his career.
Cabrera's teammate Joe Mauer has been one of the best hitters in baseball this year. He led the league in hits with his new friend, Cabrera, winning them both the Golden Spikes Award.
To begin the 1921 World Series, the Yankees stole home in back-to-back games—a series in which they won each of the first two games by identical 3-0 tallies but went on to lose in eight games. In Game 1, Babe Ruth hit a three-run homer off Hal Newham of the Indians in the first inning and then scored the winning run on a Roger Bresnahan error in the ninth. In Game 2, Bob Meusel hit a three-run shot off Ray Chapman of the Indians in the first inning to give the Yanks a quick 3-0 lead. They would go on to win that game, as well, by a score of 6-3.
In both cases, Joe Dugan was responsible for the Yankee victory when he came from third base to score the winning run. Dugan had already been an important part of two previous victories in this series (he was a runner in both Games 5 and 7), so manager Bill Carrigan didn't feel the need to include anyone else from his lineup in these games.
After their second consecutive victory, many people believed that the Yanks were now unbeatable at home in World Series play. But in fact, they had still not won a single game on the road during this series! The first game played outside of New York City was also the first game ever played in Pittsburgh.