Most Recent Update: April 13, 2012 A work in progress - 15,171 photos to date!!!
Player Photo Upgrades Needed Team Photos Needed: 1914, 1920, 1925, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988-1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2004-2011
Many thanks to Don Stokes, Buzz Dowling, Ken Zionce, Graeme Stevens, Rory Costello, the OOTP Guys & the Baseball Fever Guys for help in finding dozens of these photos.
And thanks to Jeffrey Morey who took the Elway photo on the prospects page.
RIP Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Clete Boyer, Johnny Blanchard, Tommy Henrich, Tom Tresh, Bill Stafford, Bobby Murcer, Hank Bauer, Phil Rizzuto, Jimmy Beauchamp, Bud Bloomfield, Ralph Houk, Gil McDougald, Andy Carey, Ryne Duren, Hal Reniff, Dale Long, Kent Hadley, Elmer Valo, Billy Shantz, Duke Maas, Deron Johnson, Jesse Gonder, Danny McDevitt, Frank Crosetti, Steve Hamilton, Jim Hegan, Bill Dickey, Casey Stengel, Ed Lopat, Earl Torgeson, Spud Murray, Wally Moses, Johnny Sain, Marshall Bridges, Bill Kunkel, Harry Bright, Jim Gleeson, Frank Baker, Dale Roberts, Robin Roberts, Mickey Vernon, Pete Mikkelson, Johnny Sain, Tommy Byrne, Billy Johnson, Joe Niekro, Johnny Callison, Tom Underwood, Frank Verdi, Ken Holcombe, Clyde King, Jim Roland, Bill Werber, John Gabler, Tom Sturdivant, Joe Pactwa, Woodie Held, Ron Klimkowski, Jack Phillips, Ed Brinkman, Ed Levy, Randy Gumpert, Dock Ellis, Art Fowler, Jim Pisoni, Steve Barber, Lew Burdette, Dick Kryhoski, Archie Wilson, Bill Wight, Bill Robinson, Cuddles Marshall, Jerry Staley, Ken Hunt, Harry Schaeffer, Don Dennis, Mark Freeman, Dave Ricketts, Jim Delsing, Pat Dobson, Fred Sanford, Duane Pillette, Hideki Irabu, Matty Alou, Eddie Bockman, Sonny Dixon, Ted Gray & Julio Gotay
Yankees All-Time Roster
Yankees Uniform Database at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Yankees Rosters & Records at The Baseball-Almanac
New York Yankees Team History
The New York Yankees is a team of Major League Baseball which has a history of over a century. After the season of 1902, in New York City, William Stephen Devery and Frank J. Farrell bought the rights of an American League club. But before the inclusion of Babe Ruth, an outfielder, after the season of 1919, the team known as Yankees since 1913 has rarely competed for the championship of American League. Yankees won their first title of American League in 1921 and subsequently in 1923 first World Series Championship, after including Ruth in its team. Lou Gehrig, the first baseman, and Ruth were the part of Murderers' Row lineup of New York Yankees which enabled the team to create a record 110 wins at American League and a Championship Series under Miler Huggins in 1927. In 1928 they repeated to be the winners of World Series and in 1932 another title under the management of Joe McCarthy.
From 1936 to 1939 the team of Yankees featuring outfielder Joe DiMaggio and Gehrig won the title of World Series every year. Joe DiMaggio, the outfielder, created a record of hitting streak during 1941 championship season of New York. By winning five championships subsequently from 1949 to 1953 a major league record was set by New York Yankees. During next 11 years the team appeared for nine times for the World Series when Yankees fielded players like Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle. The franchise of Yankees declined on the field after the season of 1964 because of not replacing aging players effectively. Thus by playing in an aging arena the team proved to be loser for CBS, the owners.
In 1973 the club was bought by George Steinbrenner who regularly used free agency to acquire top players and new talents. In 1976 Yankee Stadium was reopened after renovations as a home for a better and competitive team of Yankees. Between 1976 and 1981 the team appeared in World Series for four time and won championship title in 1977 and 1978 even if there were certain disputes regarding clubhouse. In 1980s New York Yankees continued the strategy of hiring free agents but could not get much success as after 1981 the team became a mediocre baseball team. The team started to improve in the early 1990s by including young players like Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter into its roster from its minor league system. In 1955 the Yankees won four out of five World Series after earning the playoff berth. It became the last team in Major League Baseball by winning three straight titles of the series in 1998-2000.
In 2000s the intensity of the rivalry of Yankees increased with the Boston Red Sox as during the American League Championship Series they met several times and won the titles in 2003 and 2004. New York Yankees were often defeated in first two rounds even after reaching in the post season regularly. The Yankees opened a new stadium in 2009 and created a history by winning the World Series for the 27th time. The Yankees has created history many times and it was one of them. Since then, in 2010 and 2012, Yankees gone for the post-season in American League Championship Series.