Do you Know the History of the New York Yankees?

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About This Quiz

Love them or hate them, the New York Yankees are the greatest team in MLB history and arguably the greatest in American sports. There is also a ton of history connected to the Bronx Bombers. Find out how much you know with this Yankees quiz!

In which division do the New York Yankees play?

The American League East was created before the start of the 1969 season. The Yankees have won more division titles than any of their AL East rivals, with 18.

How many World Series titles do the Yankees have?

The 27 World Series titles for the Yankees are the most by any MLB team. The next closest team, the St. Louis Cardinals, has 11.

How many games did Joe DiMaggio's record hit streak last in 1941?

DiMaggio's hit streak is a record that may never be broken. During the streak, DiMaggio hit .408 with 15 homers and 55 RBI.

Who is the Yankees' all-time leader in home runs?

Ruth clobbered 659 home runs as a member of the Yankees. He once held both the MLB all-time and single-season home run records.

Who holds the record for most home runs in a single season by a Yankee?

Maris bombed 61 homers in 1961, topping Ruth's 60. His record stood as MLB's best for 37 years until it was broken by Mark McGwire in 1998.

Who hit the first home run at the old Yankee Stadium?

On Opening Day in 1923, Ruth went yard for the first homer hit at the old Yankee Stadium. He went on to smash 41 that season.

Which of these Yankees compiled 3,000 hits in their career?

Jeter notched his 3,000th career hit with a home run in 2011. The Captain's 3,465 hits puts him sixth all time in MLB history.

This Yankees pitcher is responsible for throwing the only perfect game in World Series history.

Larsen's perfect game was thrown in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was the sixth perfect game in MLB history at that point.

Which of these Yankees pitchers did not throw a no hitter?

Righetti's no hitter occurred on owner George Steinbrenner's 53rd birthday. What a way to please The Boss!

What was the original name of the New York Yankees?

The Highlanders were founded in 1903. It wasn't until 1913 when the team changed its name to the Yankees.

Who holds the Yankees record for most home runs in a single season by a rookie?

Judge smashed his record-setting 30th home run before the 2017 All Star break. DiMaggio was the previous record-holder.

This Yankees catcher was tragically killed in a plane crash in 1979.

Munson died at the age of 32 when he crashed his Cessna Citation at Akron-Canton Airport. Munson was the team's captain at the time of the accident.

Which of these Yankees pitchers won 300 games in pinstripes?

Ford has the Yankees record for most career wins with 236. Ruffing and Pettitte are No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

Who is known as Mr. October?

Jackson became Mr. October after hitting three home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He hit a homer on the first pitch he saw in the fourth, fifth and eighth innings.

How many wins did the 1998 World Series champion Yankees have in the regular season?

The '98 Yankees dominated their way to 114 regular-season wins, which at the time was the most in MLB history. In total, the Bombers won 125 games when including the playoffs.

From one to 10, which number has not been retired by the Yankees?

The Yankees have retired all numbers from one to 10. With so many numbers retired, younger players coming up are forced to choose higher numbers.

Which of these Yankees does not have their number retired by the team?

Despite being an important part of the Yankees dynasty of the '90s, O'Neill does not have his number retired by the team.

Who is known as El Duque?

El Duque joined the Yankees in 1998 and was a key part of the team's three-peat. He won a fourth World Series ring with the Chicago White Sox in 2005.

This Yankee was the last player to wear No. 42 after it was retired by Major League Baseball in honor of Jackie Robinson in 1997?

The Yankees honored Robinson with a plaque in monument park. Rivera is the only Yankee to still be active and have his number retired.

Which Yankees manager has the most wins in team history?

McCarthy's 1,460 wins are the most all time. From 1931 to 1946, McCarthy won eight pennants and seven World Series titles.

Which of these Yankees is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Mattingly has received some support over the years but has never been able to get in. The 2015 ballot was the last time Mattingly would appear.

Who is known as Mr. November?

Jeter hit a walk-off home run in Game 4 of the 2001 World Series after the clock had struck midnight and the calendar had turned to November.

Which Yankees first baseman had his job taken by Lou Gehrig after he allegedly took himself out of the lineup because of a headache?

There are differing accounts of what really happened, but Pipp lost his job forever to Gehrig. Nicknamed the Iron Horse, Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive games, a record that stood for 56 years.

What nickname was Ron Guidry known by?

Guidry was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, which inspired his nicknames. Gator played his entire career with the Yankees and won a pair of titles in 1977 and 1978.

Which Yankees player won the most rings in pinstripes during their career?

Berra won an astounding 10 World Series rings in 18 seasons with the Yanks, the most by any player in league history. He won three more as a coach and made a total of 21 World Series appearances.

Which of these players did not play for both the Yankees and Mets?

Martinez won four World Series rings with the Yankees from 1996 to 2001. He returned to the team during his last season in the majors in 2005.

Which of these players was not a Yankee captain?

Despite being an absolute fan-favorite, O'Neill was never a captain of the team. The Warrior sure had the mentality to be one, though.

Which of these players was a Yankees captain?

Ruth was named captain of the team before the start of the 1922 season. After serving a six-week suspension, Ruth lost his captaincy in just five days after throwing dirt on an umpire and confronting a heckler in the stands.

When did the newest version of Yankee Stadium officially open?

The new Yankee Stadium officially opened in April 2009. The Yankees went on to win the World Series that season, also.

Who is known as The Sandman?

Rivera got the nickname because the song "Enter Sandman" played whenever he took the mound. His 652 career saves are the most in MLB history.

Who was the first official captain of the Yankees?

While there is some debate about there being earlier Yankees captains, Chase is the first official captain in team history.

This Yankee has the most hits in MLB playoff history.

Jeter compiled 200 career hits in the postseason. His 158 playoff games played are also the most all time.

This Yankees player, coach, manager, general manager and front office executive is known as Stick.

Michael was a key architect of the Yankees dynasty from 1996 to 2000.

Who hit the first home run at the new Yankee Stadium?

Before the Yankees went to bat that day, the bat Babe Ruth used to hit the first home run at the old Yankee Stadium was placed at home plate. Posada must have felt the power.

Which Yankees legend has the most home runs in World Series history?

Mantle's 18 World Series homers is the most in league history. Ruth and Berra are No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

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