The New York Yankees are a Major
League Baseball team based in the
borough of The Bronx, in New York
City, New York. The Yankees are one
of two major league franchises to
operate in the City of New York; the
other team is the New York Mets of
the National League.
Since the 1969 expansion, the
Yankees have played in the Eastern
Division of the American League. The
Yankees have been Major League
Baseball's most dominant franchise.
No team has won more pennants or
World Series, and many of the game's
biggest stars have been Yankees. The
Yankees also have more championships
than any other top league
One of the American League's eight
charter franchises, the Yankees have
been among the most storied teams in
North America over their 100+ year
history. Along with franchises like
the Boston Celtics and Montreal
Canadiens, the Yankees have helped
exemplify the phrase "dynasty" in
The Boston Red Sox are the Yankees'
chief rivals, with the Yankees-Red
Sox rivalry often considered one of
the most heated rivalries in all of
American professional sports. The
Yankees lead the league in total
titles and the overall series.