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New York Yankees - A Real Dynasty

Updated on March 30, 2013

New York Yankees

Ever since I was a kid I was a die hard New York Yankee fan. In this lens you will see that I am into stats, especially when it comes to the many World Series Wins that the Yankees have. This lens is a tribute to the greatest team ever in baseball history, the New York Yankees. No team comes close to their 26 World Series titles. This team has by far set more records that still stands today.

The Beginning Of The Dynasty

In 1900 the only team playing baseball in New York was the National League's New York Giants. Bancroft Johnson, President of the Western League made moves to assist his league as a major league to compete against the National League. This involved adding teams in the cities in the east. He then changed the name of his league to the American League. He had wanted to add another team to New York but that move was blocked by Tammany Hall, due to the connections of the National League.

In 1903, there was a meeting to settle disputes between the National and American Leagues. At the meeting, Johnson again requested that an American League team be placed in New York. A vote was taken, with the owner of the New York Giants still fighting the move, and it passed with all the owners agreeing, except the New York Giant's owner. As a result, the National League agreed to allow a new franchise in New York. The first American League team in New York was the Orioles, a team that was located in Baltimore. The first owners of the New York team were William Davery and Frank Farrell.

The new owners got to work and found a new location for their ball park in upper Manhattan on Broadway and 165th Street. The new ballpark was known as American League Ballpark and nicknamed "Hilltop Park". The team was called the New York Highlanders. The team's first president was Joseph Gordon. The team was also referred to as the "Americans". In 1913 the team became officially known as the New York Yankees. In 1915, Davery and Farrell sold the team to Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Captain Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston for $1.25 million. In 1913, the Yankees moved out of the Polo Grounds, where they have been sharing the park with the New York Giants. The Yankees, now had a ballpark in the Bronx.

The Early Years - The Orioles

The Stats That No Team Comes Near

Year GW GL % finished

1901 68 65 .511 5th of 8

1902 50 88 .362 8th of 8

The New York Highlanders

More Stats

       Year     GW    GL     %      finished

  • 1903     72     62     . 537     4th of 8
  • 1904     92     59     .609     2nd of 8
  • 1905     71     78     .477     6th of 8
  • 1906     90     61     .596     2nd of 8
  • 1907     70     78     .473     5th of 8
  • 1908     51     103    .331     8th of 8
  • 1909     74     77     .490     5th of 8
  • 1910     88     63     .583     2nd of 8
  • 1911     76     76     .500     6th of 8
  • 1912     50     102    .329    8th of 8


1959 - 1913

  • 1959     79     75         .513 3rd of 8
  • 1958     92     62         .597 1st of 8
  • 1957     98     56         .636 1st of 8
  • 1956     97     57         .630 1st of 8
  • 1955     96     58         .623 1st of 8
  • 1954     103   51         .669 2nd of 8
  • 1953     99     52         .656 1st of 8
  • 1952     95     59         .617 1st of 8
  • 1951     98     56         .636 1st of 8
  • 1950     98     56         .636 1st of 8

  • 1949     97     57         .630 1st of 8
  • 1948     94     60         .610 3rd of 8
  • 1947     97     57         .630 1st of 8
  • 1946     87     67         .565 3rd of 8
  • 1945     81     71         .533 4th of 8
  • 1944     83     71         .539 3rd of 8
  • 1943     98     56         .636 1st of 8
  • 1942   103     51         .669 1st of 8
  • 1941   101     53         .656 1st of 8
  • 1940     88     66         .571 3rd of 8

  • 1939     106     45         .702 1st of 8
  • 1938     99       53         .651 1st of 8
  • 1937     102     52         .662 1st of 8
  • 1936     102     51         .667 1st of 8
  • 1935     89       60         .597 2nd of 8
  • 1934     94       60         .610 2nd of 8
  • 1933     91       59         .607 1st of 8
  • 1932     107     47         .695 2nd of 8
  • 1931     94       59         .614 2nd of 8
  • 1930     86       68         .558 3rd of 8

  • 1929     88     66         .571 2nd of 8
  • 1928   101     53         .656 1st of 8
  • 1927   110     44         .714 1st of 8
  • 1926     91     63         .591 1st of 8
  • 1925     69     85         .448 7th of 8
  • 1924     89     63         .586 2nd of 8
  • 1923     98     54         .645 1st of 8
  • 1922     94     60         .610 1st of 8
  • 1921     98     55         .641 1st of 8
  • 1920     95     59         .617 3rd of 8

  • 1919     80     59         .576 3rd of 8
  • 1918     60     63         .488 4th of 8
  • 1917     71     82         .464 6th of 8
  • 1916     80     74         .519 4th of 8
  • 1915     69     83         .454 5th of 8
  • 1914     70     84         .455 6th of 8
  • 1913     57     94         .377 7th of 8

New York Yankees Stats 1960 - 2011

The Bronx Bombers Stats


           Year     W        L     W - L %   Finish

  • 2011    97       65         .599 1st of 5
  • 2010    95       67         .586 2nd of 5
  • 2009    103     59         .636 1st of 5
  • 2008    89       73         . 549 3rd of 5
  • 2007    94       68         .580 2nd of 5
  • 2006    97       65        .599 1st of 5
  • 2005    95       67          .586 1st of 5
  • 2004    101     61          .623 1st of 5
  • 2003    101     61          .623 1st of 5
  • 2002    103     58          .640 1st of 5
  • 2001    95       65          .594 1st of 5
  • 2000    87       74         .540 1st of 5

  • 1999    98       64         .605 1st of 5
  • 1998    114     48         .704 1st of 5
  • 1997    96       66         .593 2nd of 5
  • 1996    92       70         .568 1st of 5
  • 1995    79       65         .549 2nd of 5
  • 1994    70       43         .619 1st of 5
  • 1993    88       74         .543 2nd of 7
  • 1992    76       86         .469 4th of 7
  • 1991    71       91         .438 5th of 7
  • 1990    67       95         .414 7th of 7

  • 1989    74       87         .460 5th of 7
  • 1988    85       76         .528 5th of 7
  • 1987    89       73         .549 4th of 7
  • 1986    90       72         .556 2nd of 7
  • 1985    97       64         .602 2nd of 7
  • 1984    87       75         .537 3rd of 7
  • 1983    91       71         .562 3rd of 7
  • 1982    79       83         .488 5th of 7
  • 1981    59       48         .551 4th of 7
  • 1980    103     59         .636 5th of 7

  • 1979    89       71         .556 4th of 7
  • 1978    100     63         .613 1st of 7
  • 1977    100     62         .617 1st of 7
  • 1976    97       62         .610 1st of 6
  • 1975    83       77         .519 3rd of 6
  • 1974    89       73         .549 2nd of 6
  • 1973    80       82         .494 4th of 6
  • 1972    79       76         .510 4th of 6
  • 1971    82       80         .506 4th of 6
  • 1970    93       69         .574 2nd of 6

  • 1969    80       81         .497 5th of 6
  • 1968    83       79         .512 5th of 10
  • 1967    72       90         .444 9th of 10
  • 1966    70       89         .440 10th of 10
  • 1965    77       85         .475 6th of 10
  • 1964    99       63         .611 1st of 10
  • 1963    104     57         .646 1st of 10
  • 1962    96       66         .593 1st of 10
  • 1961    109     53         .673 1st of 10
  • 1960    97       57         .630 1st of 8

Miller Huggins Great Yankee Manager
Miller Huggins Great Yankee Manager

The Record That No Team Can Beat

World Series Victories 1923 -1956

1923 New York Yankees Miller Huggins AL 4-2 New York Giants John McGraw

Game 1 NY Giants 5 NY Yankees 4

Winning Pitcher Rosy Ryan Losing Pitcher Joe Bush

Game 2 NY Yankees 4 NY Giants 3

Winning Pitcher Herb Pennock Losing Pitcher Hugh McQuillan

Game 3 NY Giants 1 NY Yankees 0

Winning Pitcher Art Nehf Losing Pitcher Sam Jones

Game 4 NY Yankees 8 NY Giants 4

Winning Pitcher Bob Shawkey Losing Pitcher John Scott

Game 5 NY Giants 1 NY Yankees 8

Winning Pitcher Joe Buish Losing Pitcher Jack Bentley

Game 6 NY Yankees 6 NY Giants 4

Winning Pitcher Herb Pennock Losing Pitcher Art Nehf

1927 New York Yankees Miller Huggins AL 4-0 Pittsburgh Pirates Donie Bush NL

Game 1 NY Yankees 5 Pittsburgh Pirates 4

Winning Pitcher Waite Hoyt Losing Pitcher Ray Kremer

Game 2 NY Yankees 6 Pittsburgh Pirates 2

Winning Pitcher George Pipgras Losing Pitcher Vic Aldridge

Game 3 Pittsburgh Pirates 1 NY Yankees 8

Losing Pitcher Lee Meadows Winning Pitcher Herb Pennock

Game 4 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher Johnny Miljus Winning Pitcher Wilcy Moore

1928 New York Yankees Miller Huggins AL 4-0 St. Louis Cardinals Bill McKechnie NL

Game 1 St. Louis Cardinals 1 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher Bill Sherdel Winning Pitcher Waite Hoyt

Game 2 NY Yankees 9 Louis Cardinals 3

Winning Pitcher George Pipgras Losing Pitcher Grover Alexander

Game 3 NY Yankees 7 Louis Cardinals 3

Winning Pitcher Tom Zachary Losing Pitcher Jesse Haines

Game 4 NY Yankees Louis Cardinals

Winning Pitcher Waite Hoyt Losing Pitcher Bill Sherdel

1932 New York Yankees Joe McCarthy AL 4-0 Chicago Cubs Charlie Grimm NL

Game 1 Chicago Cubs 6 NY Yankees 12

Losing Pitcher Guy Bush Winning Pitcher Red Ruffing

Game 2 Chicago Cubs 2 NY Yankees 5

Losing Pitcher Lon Warneke Winning Pitcher Lefty Gomez

Game 3 NY Yankees 7 Chicago Cubs 5

Winning Pitcher George Pipgras Losing Pitcher Charlie Root

Game 4 NY Yankees 13 Chicago Cubs 6

Winning Pitcher Johnny Allen Losing Pitcher Guy Bush

1936 New York Yankees Joe McCarthy A 4-2 New York Giants Bill Terry

Game 1 NY Yankees 1 NY Giants 6

Losing Pitcher Red Ruffing Winning Pitcher Carl Hubbell

Game 2 NY Yankees 18 NY Giants 4

Winning Pitcher Lefty Gomez Losing Pitcher Hal Schumacher

Game 3 NY Giants 1 NY Yankees 2

Losing Pitcher Freddy Fitzsimmons Winning Pitcher Bump Hadley

Game 4 NY Giants 2 NY Yankees 5

Losing Pitcher Carl Hubbell Winning Pitcher Monte Pearson

Game 5 NY Giants 5 NY Yankees 4

Winning Pitcher Hal Schumacher Losing Pitcher Pat Mallone

Game 6 NY Yankees 13 NY Giants 5

Winning Pitcher Lefty Gomez Losing Pitcher Freddy Fitzsimmons

1937 New York Yankees Joe McCarthy AL 4-1 New York Giants Bill Terry NL

Game 1 NY Giants 1 NY Yankees 8

Losing Pitcher Carl Hubbell Winning Pitcher Lefty Gomez

Game 2 NY Giants 1 NY Yankees 8

Losing Pitcher Cliff Melton Winning Pitcher Red Ruffing

Game 3 NY Yankees 5 NY Giants 1

Winning Pitcher Monte Pearson Losing Pitcher Hal Schumacher

Game 4 NY Yankees 3 NY Giants 7

Losing Pitcher Bump Hadley Winning Pitcher Carl Hubbell

Game 5 NY Yankees 4 NY Giants 2

Winning Pitcher Lefty Gomez Losing Pitcher Cliff Melton

1938 New York Yankees Joe McCarthy AL 4-0 Chicago Cubs Gabby Hartnett NL

Game 1 NY Yankees 3 Chicago Cubs 1

Winning Pitcher Red Ruffing Losing Pitcher Bill Lee

Game 2 NY Yankees 6 Chicago Cubs 3

Winning Pitcher Lefty Gomez Losing Pitcher Dizzy Dean

Game 3 Chicago Cubs 2 NY Yankees 5

Losing Pitcher Clay Bryant Winning Pitcher Monte Pearson

Game 4 Chicago Cubs 3 NY Yankees 8

Losing Pitcher Bill Lee Winning Pitcher Red Ruffing

1939 New York Yankees Joe McCarthy AL 4-0 Cincinnati Reds Bill McKechnie NL

Game 1 Cincinnati Reds 1 NY Yankees 2

Losing Pitcher Max Lanier Winning Pitcher Red Ruffing

Losing Pitcher Paul Derringer Winning Pitcher Red Ruffing

Game 2 Cincinnati Reds 0 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher Bucky Walters Winning Pitcher Monte Pearson

Game 3 NY Yankees 7 Cincinnati Reds 3

Winning Pitcher Lefty Gomez Losing Pitcher Junior Thompson

Game 4 NY Yankees 7 Cincinnati Reds 4

Winning Pitcher Oral Hildrebrand Losing Pitcher Bucky Walters

1941 New York Yankees Joe McCarthy AL 4-1 Brooklyn Dodgers Leo Durocher NL

Game 1 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 NY Yankees 3

Losing Pitcher Curt Davis Winning Pitcher Red Reffing

Game 2 Brooklyn Dodgers 3 NY Yankees 2

Winning Pitcher Witt Wyatt Losing Pitcher Spud Chandler

Game 3 NY Yankees 2 Brooklyn Dodger 1

Winning Pitcher Marius Russo Losing Pitcher Freddy Fitzsimmons

Game 4 NY Yankees 7 Brooklyn Dodger 4

Winning Pitcher Atley Donald Losing Pitcher Kirby Higby

Game 5 NY Yankees 3 Brooklyn Dodger 1

Winning Pitcher Tiny Bonham Losing Pitcher Witt Wyatt

1943 New York Yankees Joe McCarthy AL 4-1 St. Louis Cardinals Billy Southworth NL

Game 1 St. Louis Cardinals 2 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher Max Lanier Winning Pitcher Spud Chandler

Game 2 St. Louis Cardinals 4 NY Yankees 3

Winning Pitcher Mort Cooper Losing Pitcher Tiny Bonham

Game 3 St. Louis Cardinals 2 NY Yankees 6

Losing Pitcher Hal Brazle Winning Pitcher Hank Borowy

Game 4 NY Yankees 2 St. Louis Cardinals 1

Winning Pitcher Marius Russo Losing Pitcher Max Lanier

Game 5 NY Yankees 2 St. Louis Cardinals 0

Winning Pitcher Spud Chandler Losing Pitcher Mort Cooper

1947 New York Yankees Bucky Harris AL 4-3 Brooklyn Dodgers Burt Shotton NL

Game 1 Brooklyn Dodgers 3 NY Yankees 5

Losing Pitcher Ralph Branca Winning Pitcher Spec Shea

Game 2 Brooklyn Dodgers 3 NY Yankees 10

Losing Pitcher Vic Lombardi Winning Pitcher Allie Reynolds

Game 3 NY Yankees 8 Brooklyn Dodgers 9

Losing Pitcher Bobo Newsom Winning Pitcher Joe Hatten

Game 4 NY Yankees 2 Brooklyn Dodgers 3

Losing Pitcher Bill Bevens Winning Pitcher Hugh Casey

Game 5 NY Yankees 2 Brooklyn Dodgers 1

Winning Pitcher Spec Shea Losing Pitcher Rex Barney

Game 6 Brooklyn Dodgers 8 NY Yankees 6

Winning Pitcher Ralph Branca Losing Pitcher Joe Page

Game 7 Brooklyn Dodgers 5 NY Yankees 5

Losing Pitcher Hal Gregg Winning Pitcher Joe Page

1949 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4-1 Brooklyn Dodgers Burt Shotton NL

Game 1 Brooklyn Dodgers 0 NY Yankees 1

Losing Pitcher Don Newcombe Winning Pitcher Allie Reynolds

Game 2 Brooklyn Dodgers 1 NY Yankees 0

Winning Pitcher Preacher Roe Losing Pitcher Vic Raschi

Game 3 NY Yankees 4 Brooklyn Dodgers 3

Winning Pitcher Joe Page Losing Pitcher Ralph Branca

Game 4 NY Yankees 6 Brooklyn Dodgers 4

Winning Pitcher Allie Reynolds Losing Pitcher Don Newcombe

Game 5 NY Yankees 10 Brooklyn Dodgers 6

Winning Pitcher Vic Raschi Losing Pitcher Rex Barney

1950 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4-0 Philadelphia Phillies Eddie Sawyer NL

Game 1 NY Yankees 1 Philadelphia Phillies 0

Winning Pitcher Vic Raschi Losing Pitcher Jim Konstanty

Game 2 NY Yankees 2 Philadelphia Phillies 1

Winning Pitcher Allie Reynolds Losing Pitcher Robin Roberts

Game 3 Philadelphia Phillies 2 NY Yankees 3

Losing Pitcher Russ Meyer Winning Pitcher Tom Ferrick

Game 4 Philadelphia Phillies 2 NY Yankees 5

Losing Pitcher Bob Miller Winning Pitcher Whitey Ford

1951 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4-2 New York Giants Leo Durocher NL

Game 1 NY Giants 5 NY Yankees 1

Winning Pitcher Dave Koslo Losing Pitcher Allie Reynolds

Game 2 NY Giants 3 NY Yankees 1

Losing Pitcher Larry Jansen Winning Pitcher Ed Lopat

Game 3 NY Yankees 2 NY Giants 6

Losing Pitcher Vic Raschi Winning Pitcher Jim Hearn

Game 4 NY Yankees 6 NY Giants 2

Winning Pitcher Allie Reynolds Losing Pitcher Sal Maglie

Game 5 NY Yankees 13 NY Giants 1

Winning Pitcher Ed Lopat Losing Pitcher Larry Jansen

Game 6 NY Giants 3 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher Dave Koslo Winning Pitcher Vic Raschi

1952 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4-3 Brooklyn Dodgers Charlie Dressen NL

Game 1 NY Yankees 2 Brooklyn Dodgers 4

Losing Pitcher Allie Reynolds Winning Pitcher Joe Black

Game 2 NY Yankees 7 Brooklyn Dodgers 1

Winning Pitcher Vic Raschi Losing Pitcher Carl Erskine

Game 3 Brooklyn Dodgers 5 NY Yankees 3

Winning Pitcher Preacher Roe Losing Pitcher Ed Lopat

Game 4 Brooklyn Dodgers 0 NY Yankees 2

Losing Pitcher Joe Black Winning Pitcher Allie Reynolds

Game 5 Brooklyn Dodgers 6 NY Yankees 5

Winning Pitcher Carl Erskine Losing Pitcher Johnny Sain

Game 6 NY Yankees 3 Brooklyn Dodgers 3

Winning Pitcher Vic Raschi Losing Pitcher Billy Loes

Game 7 NY Yankees 4 Brooklyn Dodgers 2

Winning Pitcher Allie Reynolds Losing Pitcher Joe Black

1953 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4-2 Brooklyn Dodgers Charlie Dressen NL

Game 1 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher Clem Labine Winning Pitcher Johnny Sain

Game 2 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher Preacher Roe Winning Pitcher Ed Lopat

Game 3 NY Yankees 2 Brooklyn Dodgers 3

Losing Pitcher Vic Raschi Winning Pitcher Carl Erskine

Game 4 NY Yankees 3 Brooklyn Dodgers 7

Losing Pitcher Whitey Ford Winning Pitcher Billy Loes

Game 5 NY Yankees 11 Brooklyn Dodgers 7

Winning Pitcher Jim McDonald Losing Pitcher Johnny Podres

Game 6 Brooklyn Dodgers 3 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher Clem Labine Winning Pitcher Allie Reynolds

1956 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4-3 Brooklyn Dodgers Walter Alston NL

Game 1 NY Yankees 3 Brooklyn Dodgers 6

Losing Pitcher Whitey Ford Winning Pitcher Sal Maglie

Game 2 NY Yankees 8 Brooklyn Dodgers 13

Losing Pitcher Tom Morgan Winning Pitcher Don Bessent

Game 3 Brooklyn Dodgers 3 NY Yankees 5

Losing Pitcher Roger Craig Winning Pitcher Whitey Ford

Game 4 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 NY Yankees 6

Losing Pitcher Carl Erskine Winning Pitcher Tom Sturdivant

Game 5 Brooklyn Dodgers 1 NY Yankees 2

Losing Pitcher Sal Maglie Winning Pitcher Don Larsen

Game 6 NY Yankees 0 Brooklyn Dodgers 1

Losing Pitcher Bob Turley Winning Pitcher Clem Labine

Game 7 NY Yankees 9 Brooklyn Dodge

1939 World Series

The Record That No Team Can Beat - continued

World Series Victories 1958 -

1958 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4-3 Milwaukee Braves Fred Haney NL

Game 1 NY Yankees 3 Milwaukee Braves 4

Losing Pitcher Ryne Duren Winning Pitcher Warren Spahn

Game 2 NY Yankees 5 Milwaukee Braves 13

Losing Pitcher Bob Turley Winning Pitcher Lew Burdette

Game 3 Milwaukee Braves 0 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher Bob Rush Winning Pitcher Don Larsen

Game 4 Milwaukee Braves 3 NY Yankees 0

Winning Pitcher Warren Spahn Losing Pitcher Whitey Ford

Game 5 Milwaukee Braves 0 NY Yankees 7

Losing Pitcher Lew Burdette Winning Pitcher Bob Turley

Game 6 NY Yankees 4 Milwaukee Braves 3

Winning Pitcher Whitey Ford Losing Pitcher Warren Spahn

Game 7 NY Yankees 6 Milwaukee Braves 2

Winning Pitcher Don Larsen Losing Pitcher Lew Burdette

1961 New York Yankees Ralph Houk AL 4-1 Cincinnati Reds Fred Hutchinson NL

Game 1 Cincinnati Reds 0 NY Yankees 2

Losing Pitcher Jim O'Toole Winning Pitcher Whitey Ford

Game 2 Cincinnati Reds 6 NY Yankees 2

Winning Pitcher Joey Jay Losing Pitcher Ralph Terry

Game 3 NY Yankees 3 Cincinnati Reds 2

Winning Pitcher Luis Arroyo Losing Pitcher Bob Purkey

Game 4 NY Yankees 7 Cincinnati Reds 0

Winning Pitcher Whitey Ford Losing Pitcher Jim O'Toole

Game 5 NY Yankees 13 Cincinnati Reds 5

Winning Pitcher Bud Daily Losing Pitcher Joey Jay

1962 New York Yankees Ralph Houk AL 4-3 San Francisco Giants Alvin Dark NL

Game 1 NY Yankees 6 San Francisco Giants 2

Winning Pitcher Whitey Ford Losing Pitcher Billy O'Dell

Game 2 NY Yankees 0 San Francisco Giants 2

Losing Pitcher Ralph Terry Winning Pitcher Jack Sanford

Game 3 San Francisco Giants 2 NY Yankees 3

Losing Pitcher Billie Pierce Winning Pitcher Bill Stafford

Game 4 San Francisco Giants 7 NY Yankees 3

Winning Pitcher Don Larsen Losing Pitcher Jim Coates

Game 5 San Francisco Giants 3 NY Yankees 5

Losing Pitcher Jack Sanfordn Winning Pitcher Ralph Terry

Game 6 NY Yankees 2 San Francisco Giants 5

Losing Pitcher Whitey Ford Winning Pitcher Billy Pierce

Game 7 NY Yankees 1 San Francisco Giants 0

Winning Pitcher Ralph Terry Losing Pitcher Jack Sanford

1977 New York Yankees Billy Martin AL 4-2 Los Angeles Dodgers Tom Lasorda NL

Game 1 LA Dodgers 2 NY Yankees 1

Winning Pitcher Rick Rhoden Losing Pitcher Sparkey Lyle

Game 2 LA Dodgers 6 NY Yankees 1

Winning Pitcher Burt Hooton Losing Pitcher Catfish Hunter

Game 3 NY Yankees 5 LA Dodgers 3

Winning Pitcher Mike Torrez Losing Pitcher Tommy John

Game 4 NY Yankees 4 LA Dodgers 2

Winning Pitcher Ron Guidrey Losing Pitcher Doug Rau

Game 5 NY Yankees 4 LA Dodgers 10

Losing Pitcher Don Gullett Winning Pitcher Don Sutton

Game 6 LA Dodgers 4 NY Yankees 8

Losing Pitcher Burt Hooton Winning Pitcher Mike Torrez

1978 New York Yankees Bob Lemon AL 4-2 Los Angeles Dodgers Tom Lasorda NL

Game 1 NY Yankees 5 LA Dodgers 11

Losing Pitcher Ed Figueroa Winning Pitcher Tommy John

Game 2 NY Yankees 3 LA Dodgers 4

Losing Pitcher Catfish Hunter Winning Pitcher Burt Hooton

Game 3 LA Dodgers 1 NY Yankees 5

Losing Pitcher Don Sutton Winning Pitcher Ron Guidrey

Game 4 LA Dodgers 3 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher Dan Welch Winning Pitcher Goose Gossage

Game 5 LA Dodgers 2 NY Yankees 12

Losing Pitcher Burt Hooton Winning Pitcher Jim Beattie

Game 6 NY Yankees 7 LA Dodgers 2

Winning Pitcher Catfish Hunter Losing Pitcher Don Sutton

1996 New York Yankees Joe Torre AL 4-2 Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox NL

Game 1 Atlanta Braves 12 NY Yankees 1

Winning Pitcher John Smoltz Losing Pitcher Andy Pettitte

Game 2 Atlanta Braves 4 NY Yankees 0

Winning Pitcher Gregg Maddux Losing Pitcher Jimmy Key

Game 3 NY Yankees 5 Atlanta Braves 2

Winning Pitcher David Cone Losing Pitcher Tom Glavine

Game 4 NY Yankees 8 Atlanta Braves 6

Winning Pitcher Graeme Lloyd Losing Pitcher Steve Avery

Game 5 NY Yankees 1 Atlanta Braves 0

Winning Pitcher Andy Pettitte Losing Pitcher John Smoltz

Game 6 Atlanta Braves 2 NY Yankees 3

Losing Pitcher Greg Maddux Winning Pitcher Jimmy Key

1998 New York Yankees Joe Torre AL 4-0 San Diego Padres[X] Bruce Bochy NL

Game 1 San Diego Padres 6 NY Yankees 9

Losing Pitcher Don Wall Winning Pitcher David Wells

Game 2 San Diego Padres 3 NY Yankees 9

Losing Pitcher Andy Ashby Winning Pitcher Orlando Hernandez

Game 3 NY Yankees 9 San Diego Padres 3

Winning Pitcher Ramiro Mendoza Losing Pitcher Trevor Hoffman

Game 4 NY Yankees 3 San Diego Padres 0

Winning Pitcher Andy Pettitte Losing Pitcher Kevin Brown

1999 New York Yankees Joe Torre AL 4-0 Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox NL

Game 1 NY Yankees 4 Atlanta Braves 1

Winning Pitcher Orlando Hernandez Losing Pitcher Gregg Maddux

Game 2 NY Yankees 7 Atlanta Braves 2

Winning Pitcher David Cone Losing Pitcher Kevin Millwood

Game 3 Atlanta Braves 5 NY Yankees 6

Losing Pitcher Mike Remlinger winning Pitcher Mariano Rivera

Game 4 Atlanta Braves 1 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher John Smoltz Winning Pitcher Roger Clemens

2000 New York Yankees Joe Torre AL 4-1 New York Mets[W][X] Bobby Valentine NL

Game 1 NY Mets 3 NY Yankees 4

Losing Pitcher Turk Wendell Winning Pitcher Mike Stanton

Game 2 NY Mets 5 NY Yankees 6

Losing Pitcher Mike Hampton Winning Pitcher Roger Clemens

Game 3 NY Yankees 2 NY Mets 4

Losing Pitcher Orlando Hernandez Winning Pitcher John Franco

Game 4 NY Yankees 3 NY Mets 2

Winning Pitcher Jeff Nelson Losing Pitcher Bobby Jones

Game 5 NY Yankees 4 NY Mets 2

Winning Pitcher Mike Stanton Losing Pitcher Al Leiter

2009 New York Yankees Joe Girardi AL 4-2 Philadelphia Phillies Charlie Manuel NL

Game 1 Philadelphia Phillies 6 NY Yankees 1

Winning Pitcher Cliff Lee Losing CC Sabathia

Game 2 Philadelphia Phillies 1 NY Yankees 3

Losing Pitcher Pedro Martinez Winning Pitcher AJ Burnett

Game 3 NY Yankees 8 Philadelphia Phillies 5

Winning Pitcher Andy Pettitte Losing Cole Hamels

Game 4 NY Yankees 7 Philadelphia Phillies 4

Winning Pitcher Joba Chamberlain Losing Pitcher Brad Lidge

Game 5 NY Yankees 6 Philadelphia Phillies 8

Losing Pitcher AJ Burnett Winning Pitcher Cliff Lee

Game 6 Philadelphia Phillies 3 NY Yankees 7

Losing Pitcher Pedro Martinez Winning Pitcher Andy Pettitte

2009 Yankee World Series Celebrations

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The Best Player in Baseball, Ever

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth, born George Herman Ruth born in Baltimore in 1895. He was one of eight children and came from a poor family. Ruth was a troubled youth and became very difficult to handle for his parents. He was placed in a Catholic orphanage where he remained for most of his youth. One of the Brothers became a mentor or father figure to him. At the orphanage, he learned the game of baseball. As a youngster, he exhibited a great skill both as a hitter and a pitcher. Jack Dunn, the owner of the Baltimore Orioles, took notice of him. They were looking for players for a new major league team the Boston Red Sox. Dunn became Ruth's guardian and took him under his wing. Ruth became known as Dunn's Babe. His pitching skill is what attracted him to the Red Sox. With Ruth's pitching, the Red Sox won three championships in five years. He continues to hold the record for pitching thirteen scoreless innings in one game. The Red Sox leadership saw the great batting power of Ruth and switched him from a pitcher to an outfielder. In 1919, the Red Sox in need of cash sold Ruth to the New York Yankees for $100,000. That was the last year the Red Sox won a world series, until 2004. Every World Series loss became known as the “curse of the bambino”.

As a Yankee, Ruth was a major force that brought them victory after victory, winning four World Series titles His bat has not been matched even in today's games. In 1920, Ruth hit a record setting 54 home runs and in 1921 he broke that record and hit 59 home runs. Ruth held the record for the most home runs ever hit at 714. That record remained until 1974 when it was broken by Hank Aaron.

Ruth retired from baseball in 1935.

Career Highlights and Awards

2-time All-Star selection (1933, 1934)

7-time World Series champion (1915, 1916, 1918, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932)

1923 AL MVP

Had #3 retired by the New York Yankees in 1948

Member of Major League Baseball's All Century Team

Voted Athlete of the Century by the Associated Press

ESPN Sports Century - #2 Athlete of the 20th Century

Named the Greatest baseball player of all time by The Sporting News

Named the Greatest baseball player of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated

In 1936 he was elected into the Hall of Fame.

Babe Ruth's Farewell Speech

The Iron Horse

Lou Gehrig

Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig was born in 1903 in New York City. Gehrig caught the attention of Paul Krichell, a scout for the Yankees. At that time, Gehrig was a pitcher for Columbia and he struck out 17 batters in a game. However, Gehrig's hitting abilities is what caught the eye of Krichell. Gehrig had hit monstrous home runs outside the park. In 1923, Gehrig was signed up as a New York Yankee. He spent the next two years in the minors, batting 344 and smashing 61 home runs. Gehrig made his first appearance at Yankee Stadium on June 15, 1923.

In 1926 Gehrig, playing first base batted 313 and set a record of runs batted in with 175. He was the American League most valuable player in 1927. Gehrig was a major part of what was then known as "Murders Row”. He continued breaking record after record and became one of the most stable players on the Yankees. In 1932, Gehrig became the first player to fit four home runs in a single game. He also held the record for most consecutive games played with 2130. That record stood intact until 1995 when Carl Ripkin broke it with 2130 consecutive games.

On June 19, 1939 Gehrig was diagnosed with ALS, a disease that destroys the nervous system. On June 21, 1938 Gehrig announced his retirement. On July 4, 1939 the Yankees celebrated Gehrig with “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day” at the stadium. Dignitaries from all walks of life came to salute Lou Gehrig. In his speech Lou told the capacity crowd, "Today, I am the luckiest man on the face of the earth". In December 1939 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Farewell the the Iron Horse - Lou Gehrig

The Yankee Clipper

Joe DiMaggio

Joseph Paul DiMaggio was born in 1914 in Martinez, California. His father Giuseppe, an Italian immigrant, was a fisherman and his mother, Rosalia was a stay at home mom. DiMaggio's brother Vince was playing pro ball for the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League and he convinced his manager to let Joe play in the short stop position. He played his first game October 1, 1932. From the May 27, 1933 until July 25, 1933 he got at least one hit in every game for 61 games. This is a record that no one has surpassed yet. On November 31, 1934 the Seals sold his contract to the New York Yankees for $25,000. The Yankees allowed DiMaggio to play with the Seals for the 1935 season. That year, he batted 398 and was the leagues most valuable player.

On May 3, 1936 DiMaggio played his first game in the majors, as a New York Yankee. DiMaggio led the Yankees to nine World Series during his thirteen years. DiMaggio's speed led to the nick name "the Yankee Clipper”. In 1949, DiMaggio signed a signed a contract for $100,000 the most paid to a player, during that period. On December 11, 1951, DiMaggio announced his retirement from baseball. In 1955, he was elected to the Baseball hall of Fame.

DiMaggio died March 8, 1999 after battling lung cancer.

Joe DiMaggio Gets Award

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Charles Mantle was born October 20, 1931 in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. Mantle grew up loving the game of baseball. He had a very close relationship with his father, Elvin. Mantle spent many days hitting the ball against his father and grandfather. From an early age, Mantle loved sports. He played basketball, football and baseball and excelled in each sport. Baseball was the sport he loved the most. He was crowned "all around athlete" at Commerce High School. While playing football, he was kicked in the leg and it became infected with osteomyelitis. A few years earlier, this disease had no cure and would have necessitated his leg to be amputated. Luckily for him, he was treated with penicillin and his leg was saved.

Yankee scout Tom Greenwade saw Mantle for the first time while watching a perspective player, a teammate of his. At that game, Mantle hit three home runs and caught Greenwade's attention. In 1949, after Mantles High School graduation, Greenwade returned to sign Mantle to a minor league contract. Mantle continued to excel in the minors until 1951. He was then activated to be the right fielder for the Yankees. He struggled in the beginning and was sent to the farm team, the Kansas City Blues. He was on the verge of quitting baseball because he thought he lost his edge. Mantle was brought back up to the Yankees and hit 267 in 96 games. In 1952, mantle was given the position of Center fielder after Joe D retired.

Mantle holds many records in baseball. Among them are all-time World Series records for home runs (18), runs scored (42), and runs batted in (40). That same year 1956, he won the Triple Crown and led both leagues in every category. Mantle wound up hitting 536 home runs and was listed as 3rd on the all time home runs list. He announced his retirement on March 1, 1969 Mantle died on August 13, 1995.

Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium

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      Jason Sositko 5 years ago

      I am in my early 40's, Don Mattingly was my boyhood hero, I still can't believe he doesn't get serious consideration for the Hall of Fame, if you compare his numbers with Kirby Puckett, who is in, it really is a glaring omission, Puckett never won an MVP award either. Puckett belongs, don't get me wrong, but Mattingly might be the greatest defensive first baseman of all time, with .307 lifetime batting average, You know, at the end Mattingly's career, he was hitting right handers well, he could have hung on for 4 or 5 more years, probably hit 330 against right handed pitching only as DH much of the time, added another 6 or 700 hits and 400 RBI to his totals, and he was clean ball player too. it's a shame.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It is hard to argue with the facts. Great lens. You have a lot of great content.

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      Jerryjg62 LM 5 years ago

      Man! A Yankees fan, an oldies music fan and an Italian! You and I have alot in common! Ha-Ha! :)

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      Jersey girl here...Luv the Yankees !...Nice lens with lots of info.

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Let's Go Yankees!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Can't say that I ever personally memorized any stats, but I sure love baseball!

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