MLB Baseball - New York Yankees
New York City is one of America?s most exciting cities. It is arguably the financial commercial and cultural center of the United States. New York City is home to financial institutions like the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street. New York boasts the largest subway system in the world connecting its 5 boroughs. Other landmarks include the Brooklyn Bridge Central Park Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Culturally New York is incredibly significant. The Broadway theatre district has 39 professional theatres around Times Square. Museums include the Guggenheim Museum Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Students performers and more gather at Washington Square Park. NHL?s New York Rangers and the NBA?s Knicks play at Madison Square Garden.
The New York Yankees are part of Major League Baseball?s American League East Division. As one of the American League?s eight charter franchises they were founded in 1901 in Maryland as the Baltimore Orioles but moved to New York in 1903 and became know as the Yankees. Although they are sometimes maligned for heavy spending in pursuit of winning they have more championships than any other professional sports franchise in North America. Notable Yankees include Babe Ruth Lou Gehrig Joe DiMaggio Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra. Present day Yankees Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez lead the team.
|Year Entered MLB ||1901 |
|Stadium Name ||Yankee Stadium |
|Baseball Stadium Address ||East 161st Street & River Ave Bronx NY |
|Capacity ||50 086 |
|Majority Team Owner ||George Steinbrenner |
|Official Charger Website ||http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/ |
|City Population ||8 391 881 |