Over the Past Century, the New York Yankees have established themselves as the premier sports dynasty in not just baseball, but all of sports. From their historic great players to their incredible ballpark, the New York Yankees rich past and promising future leaves them with a stature of excellence paralleled by none.
The club was established on March 12th of 1903, when they were approved as a member of the American League. Playing in a hastily constructed, all-wood park at 168th Street and Broadway, the ream was known as the "Highlanders." Their home field was named "Hilltop Park." Their very first game was against Washington, which they lost, 3 to 1. Much would then change, however. In 1912, they gained their pinstripes. In 1913, they became the "Yankees." And in 1920, they would gain one of the greatest players of all time, Babe Ruth. Purchasing the contract of Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for $125,000 and a $350,000 loan against the mortgage on Fenway Park, the Yankees not only acquired one of the game's all-time greats, but also set into motion a curse against their great rivals which still resonates in the sports world today (to this day, the Sox have yet to win another World Series since their last series victory in 1918). To this very day, the New York Yankees have won 26 World Championships, the most of any team in the majors.
Whether you like them or despise them, the Yankees are certainly one of the greatest sports franchises of all time. It would take a true disbeliever to argue against this statement. .