The Yankees opened the new season with World Series aspirations after finishing second in the AL East in 2021. New York was dominant during the first half of the regular season and overcame a .500 record after the All-Star break to claim their second division title in four seasons with a 99-63 record. The Yankees eliminated the Guardians in the ALDS before getting swept by the Astros in the ALCS.
Aaron Judge broke the American League single-season home run record with 62 home runs, and Gerrit Cole led the major leagues with 257 strikeouts.
New York is loaded with talent and can expect to be World Series contenders again next season.
The New York Yankees are one of the most iconic and successful teams in Major League Baseball (MLB). Founded in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles, the team moved to New York City in 1903 and renamed themselves the Highlanders before officially becoming the Yankees in 1913. They are a member of the American League (AL) East division.
With a record 27 World Series championships, the Yankees are the most successful baseball team in history. They also have 40 American League Pennants and 20 AL East Division titles, their most recent coming in 2020. Some of the most iconic moments in the team’s history include Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, Reggie Jackson’s three home runs in the 1977 World Series, and Derek Jeter’s walk-off hit in the 2001 World Series.
The Yankees play their home games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Stadium opened in 2009 and has a capacity of over 50,000 people.
The biggest rivals of the New York Yankees are undoubtedly the Boston Red Sox. The fierce rivalry between the two teams dates back to 1901 and has been dubbed the “Greatest Rivalry in Sports”.
Throughout the years, the New York Yankees have been home to many star players, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Alex Rodriguez.