New York Yankees
Looking back at the New York Yankees baseball team
Perhaps there would be a few sport fans and even those who don't
necessarily follow baseball or sport in general, who haven't heard of New York Yankees. It's possibly one of the
most recognised sporting clubs in the world, whether that recognition comes from following baseball or sport in
general, or even through movies or TV series.
The origins of New York Yankees name and
This popular All-American baseball team was actually known as the
Highlanders during its humble beginnings, but apparently the nickname Highlanders couldn't really catch on fast
with the local sportswriters which is why they often used the monicker Yankees or Yanks. [The nickname Yankees were
actually coined from the fact that the New York Yankees were an All-American team while American locals are
actually referred to as Yanks mostly by the British.] Since people obviously liked this nickname more, they decided
to change their name in to the New York Yankees and they didn't change it ever since.
The New York Yankees official logo was actually written in script
form using the color red with a complementing red bat serving as the background of the k while it hangs down. The
two other letters in the logo are actually just a k and an s which helps form a complete circle and actually give
the logo the look of a baseball with matching baseball stitching. As a finishing touch, the logo is topped with
Uncle Sam's hat that conveniently rests on the top of the bat.
The most famous insignia in sports is actually the interlocking NY
which actually made its first appearance on the New York Yankees' (known then as the Highlanders) sleeves and caps
way back in the year 1909. As the interlocking NY insignia gained more and more popularity, the New York Yankees
decided to incorporate it at the front part of their uniforms while having matching navy blue baseball
The immensely popular interlocking NY insignia was actually designed
way back in 1877 by a fellow named Louis B. Tiffany who originally designed the popular insignia for a NYPD officer
named John McDowell who was highly regarded at that time for his bravery and dedication to his work. Mr. McDowell
was actually the first New York police officer who was shot during the time of duty. Bill Devery, who was a former
police chief as well as one of the New York Yankees original owners chose the popular insignia for the New York
Yankees' uniforms, he made the insignia a permanent fixture on the baseball players' uniforms.
The official team colors and motto
The official team colors of the New York Yankees are Navy Blue, Red
and White. While the New York Yankees team motto is courage, tradition and heart. While there are actually two New
York Yankees songs, the official song being "Here Comes the Yankees" while the unofficial song is "New York, New
York". From 1903 up to the present, the New York Yankees had several managers, 41 all in all, starting with Clark
Griffith to Joe Torre (the current New York Yankees manager from the year 1996 up to the present).
The New York Yankees has a total of 26 world champions to date while
a World Series appearance totalling to 39 all in all. The New York Yankees also boasts of 40 Hall of Fame awardees,
including the ever popular Joe DiMaggio (1936-1942, 1946-1951) and Mickey Mantle (1951-1969) - he was even able to
acquire three Most Valuable Awards during his career with the New York Yankees, while Joe DiMaggio had three as
well and everyone's favorite, Babe Ruth received just one.
Since the establishment of their baseball team, the Highlanders
(better known as the New York Yankees) had their worst season way back in 1908 wherein the New York Yankees, for he
very first time in franchise history, actually dropped to last place with a horrible record of 51-103.
But there's no doubt that New York Yankees are one of the world's
most recongizable brands in the world. Just as The New York Times company.