New York Yankees Tickets
The Yankees, one of the two Major League Baseball teams from NY, is based in The Bronx, NYC. Often times, the Yankees are known as Yanks, and have been nicknamed the Bronx Bombers. The team, which later became the New York Yankees, started its innings as the Baltimore Orioles in 1901, and played in the American League. In 1903, Frank Farrell – owner of a casino and several pool halls - and Bill Devery – the ex-Chief of Police, NYC – purchased the, by then defunct, Baltimore franchise for $18,000, and moved base to Manhattan.
The team first played in a park known as the Hilltop Park – the highest spot in Manhattan, and came to be known as New York Highlanders. As Highlanders, the team did not have much of a success, and only twice finished second place, in 1904 and in 1910. The distinctive pinstripes on the uniform of the Yankees – which became one of the most famous uniform designs - first appeared on the Highlanders’ uniform in 1912. In April 1913, the Highlanders officially became the New York Yankees, after moving to the Polo Grounds – home of the New York Giants.
In January 1915, two Colonels - Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston – purchased the Yankees for $1.25 million. The Yankees purchased the contract of the legendary Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for $125,000 and a $350,000 loan, in 1920. In September 1921, the Yankees won their first of the 29 American League (AL) pennants. The Yankees build their own stadium and on April 18, 1923, they opened the Yankee Stadium with a win over the Boston Red Sox, and with Babe Ruth hitting the Stadium’s first home run.
The NY Yankees have a long and successful history and, with the likes of legends such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and others, has won 26 World Championships. To honor its great players, the Yankees have retired 15 shirt numbers – not to be used by anyone else. These are:
3 - Babe Ruth
4 - Lou Gehrig
5 - Joe DiMaggio
7 - Mickey Mantle
8 - Yogi Berra
9 - Roger Maris
10 - Phil Rizzuto
15 - Thurman Munson
16 - Whitey Ford
23 - Don Mattingly
32 - Elston Howard
37 - Casey Stengel
44 - Reggie Jackson
49 - Ron Guidry
In 1997, the No. 42 jersey – belonging to Jackie Robinson - has been retired throughout American baseball. He was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball, in 1947, and played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947-56. The Tickets
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