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the New York Yankees

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The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

The City of New York, often called New York City, New York, or simply The City, is the most populous city in the United States.

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding.

The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, within the U.S. state of New York.

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The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division.

The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League, is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada.

Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

Eastern Division or East Division may refer to:

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The Yankees are one of two Major League clubs based in New York City; the other is the New York Mets.

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The club began play in the AL in the 1901 season as the Baltimore Orioles Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise and moved it to New York City, renaming the club as the New York Highlanders.

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The Highlanders were officially renamed as the "Yankees" in 1913.

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The team is owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, an LLC controlled by the family of the late George Steinbrenner, who purchased the team in 1973.

Yankee Global Enterprises is an American company which owns the New York Yankees baseball team, along with 20% stakes in YES Network and the New York City FC soccer team.

George Michael Steinbrenner III was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees.

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Former catcher Joe Girardi is the team's manager, and Brian Cashman is the team's general manager.

Joseph Elliott Girardi is an American professional baseball manager for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.

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The team's home games were played at Yankee Stadium from 1923 to 1973 and from 1976 to 2008.

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In 2009, they moved into a new ballpark of the same name after the previous venue closed.

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The team is perennially among the leaders in MLB attendance—in 2011, the Yankees had the second-highest attendance.

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One of the most successful sports clubs in the world, the Yankees have won 18 division titles, 40 AL pennants, and 27 World Series championships, all of which are MLB records.

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League champion team and the National League champion team.

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44 Yankees players and 11 Yankees managers have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra.

Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests.

Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, from 1923 through 1939.

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In pursuit of winning championships, the franchise has used a large payroll to recruit talent, particularly during the Steinbrenner era.

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According to Forbes, the Yankees are the second highest valued sports franchise in the United States and the fourth in the world, with an estimated value of approximately $3.4 billion.

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The Yankees have garnered enormous popularity and a dedicated fanbase, as well as widespread enmity from fans of other MLB teams.

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The team's rivalry with the Boston Red Sox is one of the most well-known rivalries in U.S. sports.

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