The Yankees are in the American League East division.
Checkout this video:
The American League
The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City, New York. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the National League’s (NL) New York Mets.
The American League East
The American League East is one of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) six divisions. The divisional and league winners of the American League East play each other in the AL Division Series. The winner of that series advances to play the winner of the AL West in the AL Championship Series (ALCS), with the winner of that advancing to play the National League champion in the World Series.
The American League Central
The American League Central is one of six divisions in Major League Baseball. The Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, and Minnesota Twins are all members of the American League Central. The American League Central was formed in 1994 when MLB realigned its divisions.
The American League West
The American League West is one of two divisions in Major League Baseball’s American League. The division began play in 1969 as a result of the expansion of the American League from 10 teams to 12. It currently consists of five teams located in the Western United States: the Angels, Astros, A’s, Mariners, and Rangers.
The National League
The Yankees are a team in the National League. The National League is made up of teams from all around the United States. The National League has two divisions, the East and the West. The Yankees are a team in the East division.
The National League East
The National League East is a division of Major League Baseball’s National League. The division was created on August 2, 1969, when the National League split into two six-team divisions. The Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Saint Louis Cardinals (now in the National League Central) and Chicago Cubs (now in the National League Central) were all placed in the newly created National League East.
The Detroit Tigers (now in the American League Central), Houston Astros (now in the American League West) and New York Mets (now in the National League East) were all placed in the newly created National League West.
The National League Central
The National League Central is a division of baseball’s National League. It was formed in 1994, when baseball expanded from two divisions to three in each league. The NL Central is made up of six teams: the Chicago Cubs, the Cincinnati Reds, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros.
The National League West
The National League West is one of two divisions of the National League of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. The division consists of five teams in the Western United States: the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants.