New York Yankees - Statistics & Facts

The MLB franchise New York Yankees played its first game in 1903 as New York “Highlanders”; a name they carried until 1913. Since 1973, the Yankees have been owned by the Steinbrenner family. The Yankees have the most championships of all MLB teams, having won the World Series a total of 27 times. This is more than twice the number of wins than the second-ranked team, St. Louis Cardinals, and more than three times than its division rival Boston Red Sox. Over the years, several Yankees players, such as Babe Ruth and Yogi Berra were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The franchise continues to invest in the best players and, as a result, has one of the highest payrolls amongst all sport teams in the world.

In ten years time, the New York Yankees almost doubled its revenue, generating more than 500 million U.S. dollars in revenues in 2014. The team is the most valuable MLB franchise with a value of over three billion U.S. dollars. This is roughly three times higher than the average value of MLB teams. The Yankees are also amongst the most valuable and popular sports teams worldwide.

More than three million people attend games of the New York Yankees each season at the new Yankee Stadium, which was opened for the 2009 season. The average regular season attendance was at around 40 thousand over the past few years. The average ticket price for games of the New York Yankees has remained relatively stable over the past few years at around 50 U.S. dollars. The Yankees are also very popular on social media as the team’s accounts on Twitter and Facebook are the most followed and liked of all MLB teams.

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