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Founded - 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles
Stadium - Yankee Stadium since 1923 (The Bronx, New York, New York)
Best Team Record - 110-44 (.714) 1927 ; World Series Champions
Worst Team Record - 50-102 (.329) 1912 ; 8th Place AL
World Series Teams - 1921-1923 1926-1928 1932 1936-1939 1941-1943 1947 1949-1953 1955-1958 1960-1964 1976-1978 1981 1996 1998-2001 2003, 2009
Division Winners - 1921-1923 1926-1928 1932 1936-1939 1941-1943 1947-1953 1955-1958 1960-1964 1976-1978 1980 1981 1996 1998-2006, 2009
Wild Card Winners - 1995, 1997, 2007, 2010

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February 10, 2011 – Andy Pettitte and the Hall of Fame . Does Andy Pettitte belong in the Hall of Fame? His 50.2 WAR ranks 77th all-time among pitchers, just ahead of Rube Waddell, but also just behind Kevin Appier and David Wells. He did lead the league in wins once, but never in any other major pitching category. He's only ranked among the top 10 in his league in ERA three times and has never won a Cy Young Award. Known as a big game pitcher, Pettitte has a postseason winning percentage of .655 and a postseason ERA of 3.83, both of which are right in line with his career averages.

Basically, Pettitte was a good pitcher for a long time who benefited from only playing on good teams and performance-enhancing drugs. If he were elected to the Hall of Fame, it would not only open the floodgates for a dozen superior "Steroid Era" players, but also for other fringe-worthy pitchers such as Appier, Wells, Jimmy Key, David Cone, and Brett Saberhagen.

Franchise History

In the Big Inning - In 1901, the Baltimore Orioles were born as an original member of the American League. They lasted in Baltimore for exactly 2 years before moving to New York and becoming the Yankees.

The Evil Empire - After a mediorce first 17 seasons in New York, the Yankees acquired Babe Ruth from the Red Sox for cash in the off-season before the 1920 season and went on to become the greatest franchise in professional sports history.

Best Trade in Team History - Other than the Ruth deal, which was more of a purchase than a trade, the Yankees deal in 1959 in which they traded Don Larsen, Hank Bauer, Norm Siebern, and Marv Throneberry to the Athletics for Joe DeMaestri, Kent Hadley, and a young underachieving outfielder by the name of Roger Maris ranks as their best. All Maris did was win the next two AL MVPs and break Babe Ruth's single season home run record.

Worst Trade in Team History - In 1989, the Yankees sent Rickey Henderson back to the Oakland Athletics for Greg Cadaret, Eric Plunk, and Luis Polonia. Polonia, Cadaret, and Plunk did little for the Yanks, while Henderson led the A's to the 1989 World Series Title, and then won the 1990 AL MVP.

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2008 New York Yankees Preview
Three young pitchers will dictate how the 2008 season fares in the Bronx.

2007 New York Yankees Preview
There is no doubt this team will make playoffs; the only question is whether they will advance in the postseason or not.

ALDS Preview - Indians/Yankees
Holy crap, we got one right.

Good Riddance to Yankee Stadium - 2/3/2007
In the lead-up the Hall of Fame announcement on Tuesday, Asher stumbles upon two Yankees pitchers whom Hall of Fame voters have treated inconsistently.

The Yankee Chronicles
For the first 17 weeks of the 2006 season, Tony Aubry covered the New York Yankees series-by-series.

Pettitte Back in Pinstripes 12/9/2006
Tony welcomes Andy Pettitte back with open arms.

AL MVP Analysis - November, 2006
Tony tells us who he thinks deserved the award. Hint: It's Derek Jeter.

Sheffield Traded - 11/14/2006
For once, the Yankees appear to be trading proven talent and getting younger.

Playoff Pansies - 10/10/2006
Yankee fans have every right to be frustrated with their team's lack of postseason success, says Tony.

A-Rod Revisited - 10/5/2006
Guest Contributor Brad Harris smells something fishy regarding the popular sentiment surrounding Alex Rodriguez choking in the postseason.

2006 ALDS Preview: Tigers vs. Yankees - 10/3/2006
The Tigers got swept by the Royals to end 2006, so no one really gave them a chance in the postseason against the Yankees.

Top 5 Reasons Why the Yankees Will Win the Division - 8/17/2006
There's no way that the Red Sox can compete with the revamped Yankees, writes Tony.

State of the Empire Address - 8/1/2006
The Yankees got three key players just before the deadline, and they look better than ever.

Enough Is Enough - 6/14/2006
It's time for New York fans to stop their incessant taunting of one of the game's best players.

Mr. 2000 - 5/27/2006
Everything that Derek Jeter does is so overglorified, and New York media is responsible.

Wristful Thinking - 5/12/2006
The Yankees are without a doubt in some serious trouble, as both of their corner outfielders are suffering from wrist injuries.



New York Yankees Archive

All Time Team
Manager
Best Overall Player
Best Overall Pitcher
Worst Overall Player
Worst Overall Pitcher
Most Overrated Player


Most Underrated Player
Most Underrated Pitcher
Best Player Name
Catcher
First Base
Second Base
Third Base
Shortstop
Utility
Left Field
Center Field
Right Field
Fourth Outfielder
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Casey Stengel
Babe Ruth
Whitey Ford
Bobby Richardson
Andy Hawkins
Joe DiMaggio
Phil Rizzuto
Derek Jeter
Charlie Keller
Ron Guidry
Snuffy Stirnweiss
Yogi Berra
Lou Gehrig
Joe Gordon
Alex Rodriguez
Derek Jeter
Tony Lazzeri
Charlie Keller
Mickey Mantle
Babe Ruth
Joe DiMaggio
Whitey Ford
Lefty Gomez
Red Ruffing
Ron Guidry
Andy Pettitte
Mariano Rivera
Goose Gossage
Red Barber: Play-by-Play Pioneer
"Whoa, Doctor!"

All Time Leaders
Games
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Total Bases
Batting Average
On-Base Pct.
Slugging Pct.
OPS
Games Pitched
Innings Pitched
Wins
Losses
Strikeouts
Bases on Balls
ERA
Shutouts
Saves
2401 - Mickey Mantle
8102 - Mickey Mantle
1959 - Babe Ruth
2721 - Lou Gehrig
534 - Lou Gehrig
163 - Lou Gehrig
659 - Babe Ruth
1995 - Lou Gehrig
326 - Rickey Henderson
5131 - Babe Ruth
.349 - Babe Ruth
.479 - Babe Ruth
.711 - Babe Ruth
1.190 - Babe Ruth
657 - Mariano Rivera
3170.1 - Whitey Ford
236 - Whitey Ford
139 - Mel Stottlemyre
1956 - Whitey Ford
1090 - Lefty Gomez
2.54 - Russ Ford
45 - Whitey Ford
379 - Mariano Rivera
Single Season Leaders
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples
HR
RBI
SB
TB
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Games
Innings
Wins
Losses
Strikeouts
Walks
ERA
Shutouts
Saves
692 - Bobby Richardson, 1962
177 - Babe Ruth, 1921
238 - Don Mattingly, 1986
53 - Don Mattingly, 1986
23 - Earle Combs, 1927
61 - Roger Maris, 1961
184 - Lou Gehrig, 1931
93 - Rickey Henderson, 1988
457 - Babe Ruth, 1921
.393 - Babe Ruth, 1923
.545 - Babe Ruth, 1923
.847 - Babe Ruth, 1920
1.379 - Babe Ruth, 1920
86 - Paul Quantrill, 2004
454.2 - Jack Chesbro, 1904
41 - Jack Chesbro, 1904
22 - Joe Lake, 1908
248 - Ron Guidry, 1978
179 - Tommy Byrne, 1949
1.64 - Spud Chandler, 1943
9 - Ron Guidry, 1978
53 - Mariano Rivera, 2004
Hall of Fame
Babe Ruth
Bill Dickey
Casey Stengel (Mgr)
Dave Winfield
Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy (Mgr)
Lou Gehrig
Mickey Mantle
Miller Huggins (Mgr)
Whitey Ford
Willie Keeler
Yogi Berra
Jack Chesbro
Herb Pennock
Phil Rizzuto
Red Ruffing
Tony Lazzeri
Waite Hoyt
Earle Combs
Lefty Gomez



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Award Winners
Most Valuable Players
Babe Ruth - 1923
Lou Gehrig - 1927
Lou Gehrig - 1936
Joe DiMaggio - 1939
Joe DiMaggio - 1941
Joe Gordon - 1942
Spud Chandler - 1943
Joe DiMaggio - 1947
Phil Rizzuto - 1950
Yogi Berra - 1951
Yogi Berra - 1954
Yogi Berra - 1955
Mickey Mantle - 1956
Mickey Mantle - 1957
Roger Maris - 1960
Roger Maris - 1961
Mickey Mantle - 1962
Elston Howard - 1963
Thurman Munson - 1976
Don Mattingly - 1985
Alex Rodriguez - 2005
Alex Rodriguez - 2007

Cy Young Winners
Bob Turley - 1958
Whitey Ford - 1961
Sparky Lyle - 1977
Ron Guidry - 1978
Roger Clemens - 2001

Rookies of the Year
Gil McDougald - 1951
Bob Grim - 1954
Tom Kubek - 1957
Tom Tresh - 1962
Stan Bahnsen - 1968
Thurman Munson - 1970
Dave Righetti - 1981
Derek Jeter - 1996

Firemen of the Year
Rich Gossage - 1978
Dave Righetti - 1986
Dave Righetti - 1987
John Wetteland - 1996
Mariano Rivera - 1999
Mariano Rivera - 2001
Mariano Rivera - 2004
Mariano Rivera - 2005

Kingman Award Winners
Hank Bauer - 1956
Joe Pepitone - 1964
Joe Pepitone - 1966

Alex Gonzalez of the Marlins
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Club Members
Triple Crown Hitters
Lou Gehrig (49/165/363) 1934
Mickey Mantle (52/130/353) 1956

Triple Crown Pitchers
Lefty Gomez (21/194/2.33) 1937
Lefty Gomez (26/158/2.33) 1935

3-4-5 Club
Babe Ruth
Lou Gerhig

100-Plus Club
Babe Ruth (59/171) 1921
Bob Meusel (24/135) 1921
Wally Pipp (6/108) 1923
Bob Meusel (12/120) 1924
Wally Pipp (9/114) 1924
Bob Meusel (33/138) 1925
Lou Gehrig (47/175) 1927
Babe Ruth (60/164) 1927
Lou Gehrig (27/142) 1928
Bob Meusel (11/113) 1928
Babe Ruth (46/154) 1929
Lou Gehrig (49/174) 1930
Babe Ruth (49/153) 1930
Tony Lazzeri (9/121) 1930
Babe Ruth (46/163) 1931
Ben Chapman (17/122) 1931
Lou Gehrig (34/151) 1932
Lou Gehrig (32/139) 1933
Lou Gehrig (49/165) 1934
Lou Gehrig (49/152) 1936
Lou Gehrig (37/159) 1937
Joe DiMaggio (46/167) 1937
Joe DiMaggio (32/140) 1938
Joe DiMaggio (31/133) 1940
Joe DiMaggio (39/155) 1948
Don Mattingly (35/145) 1985

500 Outs Club
Bobby Richardson (4x)
Horace Clarke - 1970
Derek Jeter 1997 & 2010
Alfonso Soriano 2002 & 2003

50 Home Run Club
Babe Ruth (54) 1920
Babe Ruth (59) 1921
Babe Ruth (60) 1927
Babe Ruth (54) 1928
Mickey Mantle (52) 1956
Roger Maris (61) 1961
Mickey Mantle (54) 1961

30-30 Club Members
Bobby Bonds (32/30) 1975
Alfonso Soriano (39/41) 2002
Alfonso Soriano (38/35) 2003

Sub-2.00 ERA
Ron Guidry (1.74) 1978
Spud Chandler (1.64) 1943

Four Home Run Club
Lou Gehrig - 1932