Answer: Baltimore Orioles
The National League New York Giants blocked an attempt by the upstart American League to have a team in New York City. So, a team was placed in Baltimore from 1901-1902, called the Baltimore Orioles. This team moved to New York for the 1903 season.
Answer: New York Highlanders
The Orioles home stadium, Oriole Park, was located in Baltimore Maryland. The Orioles played two seasons in Baltimore before relocating to Manhattan, New York. With their new location, the team also took up a new name, the New York Highlanders. They took the name Highlanders because of the teams new elevated location and the Gordon Highlanders, a British Military unit. The Highlanders played their home games at Hilltop Park.
The franchise began as the Baltimore Orioles in 1901. They were the New York Highlanders from 1903-1912, then took on the historical Yankee name in 1913.
Answer: Frank Chance
The New York Highlanders changed their name to "Yankees" to begin the 1913 season, and Frank Chance became the first man to lead the Yankees. Chance was nicknamed the "Peerless Leader" because of his managerial skills; he led the Chicago Cubs to World Series titles in 1907 and 1908. Chance managed the Bombers during the 1913 and 1914 seasons, compiling a record of 137-168.
Chance was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946. Roger Peckinpaugh replaced Chance as Yankees' manager during the 1914 season. Miller Huggins managed the Yankees from 1918 to 1929.
Answer: John McGraw
McGraw was a player-manager for the 1899 Baltimore Orioles of the National League. When the team folded, some reappeared in the new American League in 1901. McGraw left the team midseason 1902, joined the New York Giants, and continued to manage them for 31 seasons. John took the Giants to 11 National League pennants and three World Series crowns. Would if had managed the Yankees in that time frame? Would if he had dumped Ruth, with less patience than Miller Huggins? Nobody will ever know.
After moving from Baltimore in 1902, they became the Highlanders in 1903. Their first season in New York gave the fans a 72-62 record, good enough for third place. The infamous name of "Yankees" later came in 1913.
Answer: Joe DiMaggio
Both Dickey and Gehrig were left handed batters. Lazzeri, not known as a power hitter, tallied only 14 HRs that season while batting only .244.
Answer: Jaret Wright
Jaret Wright caught the eyes of the Yankees after having a career season with the Braves going 15-8 with a 3.28 ERA, while striking out 159.
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Answer: April 18, 1923
The Yankees played their first game there versus the Boston Red Sox, which they won by a score of 4-1.
Answer: Seattle Mariners
In game five of the 1995 ALDS, the Yankees scored the lead-taking run in the top of the 11th inning, but Edgar Martinez, with two runners on base, hit a double scoring Joey Cora to tie followed by Ken Griffey Jr. who beat the throw from the outfield to win the game 6-5.
Answer: Rocky Colavito
Colavito was a prolific home run hitter for the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians before coming to the Yankees in the late 1960s. He hit 374 career home runs, but only 13 with the Yanks.
Answer: Chad Curtis
Bernie, Paulie, and Darryl, had all supplied the Yankees with some October magic at one time or another, but this autumn evening belonged to Curtis.
Answer: John McGraw
In 1902, McGraw joined the NY Giants in the National League and embarked on a Hall of Fame managerial career. He managed the Giants for 31 seasons, winning 10 pennants and three World Series titles.
Answer: Thurman Munson
Thurman Munson was the Yankee catcher. He won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1970, and also the 1976 American League MVP Award. He was a seven time all-star before dying in a plane crash on August 2, 1979.
Answer: Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp, the Yankees first baseman for 4 season caught the flu. Gehrig filled in for a week. A week turned into a month which turned into the season, and the first baseman's job became Lou's for the next 14 years.
Answer: Frank Chance
Chance was the team's captain in 1913, when the Highlanders became the Yankees. He held the title for one season. Roger Peckinpaugh was the second Yankee captain, he held the title from 1914 to 1921. Babe Ruth was the third Yankee captain, but he held the title for just 5 days in 1922.
Answer: one home run
Alfonso Soriano ended the 2002 season with 39 home-runs. One away from being the fourth member of the exclusive 40/40 club.
Answer: Lou Gehrig
Gehrig got his name for establishing a record of 2,130 games, a record of consecutive games by any player.
Not only did the Mick have the most career at-bats as a Yankee, he has also played the most games as a Yankee at the time of his retirement. He played all his 18 seasons as a Yankee.
Answer: River Avenue
If you go by Subway, take the #4 to 161st St/Yankee Stadium. The station is right by the Stadium. The trip from central Manhattan takes less than 20 minutes.
From Quiz: Yankee Stadium
The Yankees began in 1913 under the helm of manager Frank Chance. Chance took the ballclub to a 7th place finish in the American League. Catcher Ed Sweeney and outfielder Harry Wolter led the Yankees with 2 home runs each. The Yankees blossomed from the New York Highlanders which were in existence from 1903-1912. The original name of the franchise was the Baltimore Orioles in 1901 and 1902.
Answer: Derek Jeter
Even though Alfonso Soriano had a great Rookie season, he lost to Ichiro of the Mariners, and Jeter was the only Yankee to win the Rookie of the Year in the 90's.
Gehrig won two MVP titles in his career, one in 1927, and one in 1936. During his 17 year career (1923-1939), he only played for the Yankees.
Answer: Sparky Lyle
Acquiring the Goose made Sparky expendable.
Answer: December, 1919
Following the 1919 season, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee set into motion the 'Curse of the Bambino' by selling his prized possession to the rival Yankees to finance his latest Broadway production.
Answer: Boston Red Sox
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Answer: Boston Red Sox
The Yankees purchased 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 Highlanders played at Hilltop Park in Manhattan. One of the owners, Frank Ferrel, was a gambler.
Answer: 1902 - Finished last in the American League with a record of 50-88
Due to a debt crisis the Baltimore Orioles were sold during the 1902 season to the owner of the New York Giants, with help from the principal owner of the Cincinnati Reds. Together they hatched a plan to release the best Baltimore Orioles players so they could be added to their Giants and Reds teams. This led to the Yankees winning just 36.2% of their games.
Answer: Polo Grounds
In April of 1911, the Polo Grounds burned down. The Polo Grounds was rebuilt in June of 1911. The Yankees played there until 1923 when they moved into the newly built Yankee Stadium, and won the World Series in its first season.
Although the 1927 team was famous for Ruth's and Gehrig's big home run numbers, Mantle and Maris did their own damage with others in 1961. With Maris and Mantle's combined 115, Bill Skowron hit 28, Yogi Berra 22, and two catchers in the names of Elston Howard and Johnny Blanchard hit 21 each.
From Quiz: Yankees Fan?
In 1919, the Yankees finished 80-59 for a third place finish (played in 141 games). In 1920, even with Ruth's 54 home runs, they went 95-59 and still finished third in the 154-game season.