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Updated: February 15, 2010 Brief Timeline  1903: Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the

Updated: February 15, 2010

Brief Timeline

1903: Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the defunct Baltimore franchise of the American League and move the team to Manhattan, New York

1912: Pinstripes appear on the team’s uniforms

1913: Team is renamed from the Highlanders to the “Yankees”

1917: George Mogridge is the first Yankee to throw a no-hitter in a 2-1 win at Fenway Park

1920: Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry begins

1921: Yankees win their first American League Pennant

1922: Construction begins on Yankee Stadium

1923: Yankee Stadium opens with a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox Babe Ruth hits the Stadium’s first home run

1932: Lou Gehrig becomes the first and only Yankee to hit 4 home runs in a single game

1939: “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day” at Yankee Stadium #4 becomes the first number to be retired in MLB history Gehrig makes his famous “Today I consider myself to be the luckiest man on the face of this earth” speech

1956: Don Larsen pitches the Yankees’ first perfect game, the first and only perfect game and no-hitter in the World Series/Postseason

1964: CBS purchases 80% of the Yankees for $11,200,000, and later purchase the last 20%

1973: George M. Steinbrenner III buys the Yankees from CBS

1998: David Wells pitches the Yankees’ second perfect game, 14 th in MLB history

1999: David Cone pitches the Yankees’ third perfect game, 15 th in MLB history

2000: Yankees win their 26 th World Championship in the first “Subway Series” since 1956

2004: Mike Mussina and Kevin Brown record their 200 th victories in back-to-back, becoming the first teammates in Major League history to do so

2005: Alex Rodriguez becomes the first Yankees right-handed hitter since DiMaggio in 1937 to hit 40 home runs in one season

2008: Final season in the Old Yankee Stadium

2009: New Yankee Stadium is opened Yankees set an all-time Major League mark with 18 consecutive errorless games Derek Jeter breaks Lou Gehrig’s all-time franchise mark of 2,721 hits

Retired Numbers

Yankees have 15 retired numbers, the most in the MLB

Numbers: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49

Mariano Rivera can keep wearing #42 even though it’s retired for Jackie Robinson because of a grandfather clause

Numbers 21, 51, 35 and 6 have not been used since Paul O’Neill, Bernie Williams, Mike Mussina and Joe Torre left the team, respectively

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Current Team Yankees.Fact.Sheet 2  Team Captain: Derek Jeter, #2  27 World Series titles:

Current Team

Yankees.Fact.Sheet

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Team Captain: Derek Jeter, #2

27 World Series titles: 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009

40 American League Pennants

16 East Division Titles

Official Fight Song: “Here Come the Yankees”

Mariano Rivera enters the stadium to “Enter Sandman” by Metallica

Joba Chamberlain enters to “Shout at the Devil” by Möley Cröe

Derek Jeter enters to “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

2009 Season Statistics

Wins: 103 | Losses: 59 | Pct: .636

Leaders:

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AVG Derek Jeter: .334

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HR Mark Teixeira: 39

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RBI Mark Teixeira: 122

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SB Derek Jeter: 30

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W C.C. Sabathia: 19

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ERA C.C. Sabathia: 3.37

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Saves Mariano Rivera: 44

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K C.C. Sabathia: 197

General Batting:

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AVG .283

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Runs 915

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Hits 1,604

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Home Runs 244

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Stolen Bases 111

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OBP .362

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SLG .478

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Total Bases 2,703

General Pitching:

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Earned Run Average 4.26

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Runs Allowed 753

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Saves 51

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Strikeouts 1,260

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OpBA .251

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OBP .327

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SLG .408

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Run Support 5.68

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