- The Yankees’ Regular Season Record
- The Yankees’ Playoff History
- How the Yankees Make the Playoffs
If the Yankees want to make the playoffs, they need to start by winning the AL East. However, they also need some help from other teams.
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The Yankees’ Regular Season Record
The Yankees have clinched a spot in the playoffs! They did it by having one of the best records in baseball this season. Let’s take a look at how they did it. The Yankees finished the regular season with a record of ____________.
The Yankees’ recent regular season records
The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two MLB franchises based in New York City, the other being the National League’s (NL) New York Mets. The Yankees began play in the 1901 season as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the present-day Baltimore Orioles). In 1903, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise after it ceased operations and moved it to New York City, renamed it the New York Highlanders. The Highlanders were officially renamed the Yankees in 1913.
The team is owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, an LLC that is controlled by the family of the late George Steinbrenner, who purchased the team in 1973. Brian Cashman is the team’s general manager, and Aaron Boone is the team’s field manager. The team plays its home games at Yankee Stadium in Concourse, Bronx borough of New York City.
The Yankees are one of the most successful professional sports teams in history; they have won 27 World Series championships (more than any other MLB team) and 40 American League pennants (tied with their archrival Boston Red Sox for second place behind St. Louis Cardinals’ 46), which are more than any other MLB team as well. Forty-four Yankees players and eleven Yankees managers have been inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame; Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford among them . In pursuit of winning championships, the franchise has used a large payroll to attract talent throughout their history; according to Forbes, as of 2017 they had become “the second highest valued sports franchise”,:4 using an estimated value for their brand more than double that of their profits from baseball operations ($800 million vs $341 million).
The Yankees have garnered enormous popularity and a dedicated fanbase known as “Bronx Bombers”, that follow the team throughout North America; this creates what The New Yorker magazine describes as an “aura of invincibility”.:3 Despite their success on field over long periods time—particularly during periods when they had dominant teams with players such as Gehrig, DiMaggio Ruth,:113–115 Mickey Mantle—and because they occupy a major media market,:2–3 they have occasionally faced criticism known as “the Curse of Babe Ruth” or colloquially as “the Curse”.
The Yankees’ all-time regular season record
The Yankees have the best all-time regular season record in Major League Baseball. They have played in over 10,000 games and have won over 7,500 of them. That is a winning percentage of over 73%. The Yankees have made the playoffs in 40 of their seasons, which is also the most in baseball history.
The Yankees’ Playoff History
The Yankees have a long and storied history in the MLB playoffs. They’ve been to the playoffs 40 times in their history, and they’ve won 27 World Series championships. They’ve also won the American League pennant 19 times. The Yankees have a rich playoff history, and they always seem to find a way to make it back to the postseason.
The Yankees’ recent playoff history
The Yankees have been one of the most successful teams in baseball over the last two decades. They’ve won the World Series six times since 1996, and they’ve made the playoffs in all but four seasons since 1995.
While the Yankees’ success is due in part to their high payroll, which allows them to sign top free agents, it’s also due to their strong farm system, which produces quality young players who complement the veterans.
In recent years, the Yankees have relied heavily on their bullpen to win games, as they have several talented relievers who are adept at closing out games. In 2017, for example, the Yankees had five relievers with an ERA under 3.00, and their closer, Aroldis Chapman, recorded 32 saves.
The Yankees have had some great teams in their history, but they’ve also been knocked out of the playoffs early in several seasons. In 2015, for example, they lost in the AL Wild Card game to the Houston Astros.
Even though they haven’t won a World Series since 2009, the Yankees are still one of baseball’s most successful teams, and they always seem to find a way to make the playoffs.
The Yankees’ all-time playoff history
The Yankees have been one of baseball’s most successful franchises, qualifying for the playoffs in all but eight of their 116 seasons. They’ve won 27 World Series championships, which is more than any other team.
The Yankees have played in the World Series a record 40 times and have won it 27 times. They’ve been to the American League Championship Series (ALCS) a record 37 times and have won it 21 times. They’ve also been to the American League Division Series (ALDS) 21 times and have won it 13 times.
In total, the Yankees have appeared in 98 playoff series, winning 74 of them. That’s a winning percentage of .757, which is the best in baseball history among teams that have played at least 10 playoff series.
The Yankees’ postseason success is even more impressive when you consider that they’ve only had two losing seasons since 1995. In the last 24 years, they’ve made the playoffs 18 times and have won five World Series championships.
How the Yankees Make the Playoffs
If the Yankees win their final game of the season, they will clinch a playoff berth. The Yankees have clinched a playoff berth.
The Yankees’ clinching scenarios
The Yankees have clinched a playoff berth and are guaranteed at least a spot in the Wild Card game. They cannot, however, clinch the American League East title or home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs at this time.
Here are the Yankees’ clinching scenarios, according to Major League Baseball:
-The Yankees clinch the AL East with a win over the Rays AND a Red Sox loss to the Orioles.
-The Yankees clinch home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs with a win over the Rays AND Astros loss to the Angels.
The Yankees’ magic number
The Yankees’ magic number is the number of wins they need to clinch a playoff berth. It is calculated by adding the number of wins they have to the number of losses of the second-place team in their division or wild-card standings, whichever is greater. So, if the Yankees have 90 wins and the Red Sox have 80 losses, the Yankees’ magic number would be 11.