When Did the Yankees Win the World Series?

The New York Yankees have won 27 World Series titles, the most of any team in baseball. Here’s a look at when they won each one.

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1923

The New York Yankees won their first World Series in 1923. They were led by Babe Ruth, who hit a record 60 home runs that season. The Yankees defeated the New York Giants in the World Series. It was the first time the Yankees had won the World Series.

The Yankees win their first World Series.

The Yankees first won the World Series in 1923, when they defeated the New York Giants in six games. This was the first of 27 titles that the Yankees would ultimately win. The two teams would meet again in the World Series nine years later, with the Yankees winning again, this time in five games.

Babe Ruth hits his first World Series home run.

The New York Yankees won their first World Series in 1923, defeating the New York Giants in six games. The victory was due in large part to the performance of Babe Ruth, who hit three home runs in the series.

1927

The 1927 Yankees were one of the most dominant teams in baseball history. They won a then-record 110 games and cruised to the American League pennant by 19 games. Led by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the Yankees scored a then-record 975 runs and allowed just 676. They won the World Series in four games, sweep the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Yankees win their second World Series.

The Yankees win their second World Series in 1927, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in four games. It was a rematch of the previous year’s World Series, with the Yankees again coming out on top. This time, however, the Yankees were led by a new star: Babe Ruth. Ruth hit .356 in the series and set a still-standing record with three home runs in Game 4.

Babe Ruth hits his second World Series home run.

The 1927 New York Yankees season was their 25th season. The team finished with a record of 110–44, winning their fifth pennant, and finishing 19 games ahead of the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates. In the World Series, they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in four games. This entitles them to the title of best team in baseball history. Babe Ruth hit .368 with three home runs and eight RBIs. Lou Gehrig also hit .368 with two home runs and seven RBIs.

1928

The New York Yankees won their first World Series in 1923 against the New York Giants. However, their first world championship was in 1921, when they defeated the New York Giants in the World Series. The Yankees would go on to win the World Series again in 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009.

The Yankees win their third World Series.

In 1928, the Yankees won their third World Series. Ruth set a then-record with 60 HRs and 158 RBIs. Gehrig hit .313 with 47 HRs and 153 RBIs. Lazzeri hit .309 with 18 HRs and 102 RBIs. Combs hit .356. The team ERA was 2.97. With the help of Ruth and Gehrig, the Yankees beat the Cardinals in four games, 4-0, 4-3, 3-2, and 4-3 for their first championship since 1923.

Babe Ruth hits his third World Series home run.

In game four of the 1928 World Series, Yankees legend Babe Ruth hit his third home run of the series. This was a record that would stand for nearly 40 years until it was broken by Reggie Jackson in game six of the 1977 World Series. The Yankees went on to win the series in four games, with Ruth hitting .625 with three homers and eight RBIs.

1932

The New York Yankees won the world Series in 1932. This was their first world Series win in franchise history. The Yankees were led by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and won the Series in four games.

The Yankees win their fourth World Series.

In 1932, the Yankees won their fourth World Series, giving them a total of 11 championships. This was the first year that the team played in the Stadium, which they would call home for the next 85 years. Babe Ruth, who had been traded to the Yankees from the Red Sox just before the start of the season, hit a then-record .313 with 34 home runs and 103 RBIs. The team’s other big bats included Lou Gehrig (.349, 41 HRs, 151 RBIs) and Jimmie Foxx (.364,58 HRs,169 RBIs), who were both acquired in trades during the offseason. The pitching staff was led by Lefty Gomez (19-5) and Red Ruffing (22-7), who each won over 20 games.

Babe Ruth hits his fourth World Series home run.

On October 1, 1932, Babe Ruth hits his fourth home run of the World Series, leading the New York Yankees to an 8–5 victory over the Chicago Cubs and a four-game sweep of the series. It was Ruth’s seventh and final World Series appearance; he would retire following the 1934 season with a then-record 714 career home runs.

The Yankees’ appearance in the 1932series was their fourth in five years and their ninth overall. They had won three championships in that span, and were looking to tie the record of four held by the Boston Red Sox. The Cubs were making their first World Series appearance since 1908, when they defeated Detroit in five games.

1936

In 1936, the New York Yankees won their third World Series championship. The team’s victory marked the first time a team had won three consecutive titles since the Boston Red Sox accomplished the feat from 1915 to 1918. The Yankees’ lineup featured some of the most iconic players in baseball history, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Joe DiMaggio. The team’s success was due in part to its strong pitching staff, which included future Hall of Famers Red Ruffing and Lefty Gomez.

The Yankees win their fifth World Series.

The New York Yankees win their fifth World Series championship, defeating the New York Giants in game six by a score of 4–2. It is the Yankees’ first title since 1932, and their second in three years. This marks the first time that any team has won five World Series titles, and the last time that two teams from New York City would meet in the Fall Classic until 2000.

Babe Ruth hits his fifth World Series home run.

In the top of the seventh inning of Game 4 of the 1936 World Series, Yankees left fielder Babe Ruth came to bat with two outs and his team leading the Giants by a score of 5–2. On the previous pitch, Ruth had fouled off a ball hit hard back at him by Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell. As he stepped out of the batter’s box to take a practice swing, Ruth glanced into the New York dugout and saw something that seemed to break his concentration.

1937

The 1937 Yankees were one of the most dominant teams in baseball history. They won an astounding 102 games, finishing 13 games ahead of their nearest competitor. They went on to win the World Series, sweeping the New York Giants in four games. The 1937 Yankees are considered one of the greatest teams of all time.

The Yankees win their sixth World Series.

In 1937, the Yankees swept the Chicago Cubs in four games to win their sixth World Series title. It was the second time the two teams had met in the Fall Classic, with the Yankees winning in 1932. This would be the last time the Cubs would make it to the World Series until 1945.

Babe Ruth hits his sixth World Series home run.

In Game Four of the 1937 World Series, Babe Ruth hit his sixth and final World Series home run off pitchers Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants. Ruth’s New York Yankees won the game, 8-1, at Yankee Stadium and went on to sweep the Series in four games.

1938

The New York Yankees won the World Series in 1938. This was their third World Series win. The Yankees won the Series against the Chicago Cubs, four games to none.

The Yankees win their seventh World Series.

The Yankees win their seventh World Series, defeating the Chicago Cubs in four games. This was the last time the Yankees would win a World Series until 1947.

Babe Ruth hits his seventh World Series home run.

In Game 4 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs, Ruth hits a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Yankees an 8–3 lead. They go on to win the game 8–3 and sweep the series. It is Ruth’s final World Series home run, and he retires with a .326 batting average, 13 homers, and 34 RBIs in 40 career World Series games.

1939

The New York Yankees won the World Series in 1939. This was the second time that the Yankees had won the World Series and the first time since 1927. The Yankees were led by manager Joe McCarthy and featured players such as Lou Gehrig and Red Ruffing. The Yankees won the series in four games.

The Yankees win their eighth World Series.

In 1939, the Yankees faced the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series. The Yankees won the first game, but the Reds took Game Two. The Bronx Bombers swept the next three games, winning their eighth title in team history. Yankee legends like Joe DiMaggio, Red Ruffing, and Lefty Gomez led the way for New York.

Babe Ruth hits his eighth World Series home run.

In Game 3 of the 1939 World Series, trails 2–1 in the bottom of the ninth inning. With two outs and nobody on base, Ruth stepped to the plate to face pitcher . Haines had pitched well up to that point, giving up only three hits, but now he was facing Ruth in what would become one of baseball’s most legendary showdowns. On the third pitch, Ruth swung at a high fastball and sent it deep into the left-field bleachers at , giving the Yankees a dramatic 4–2 victory and a 2–1 lead in the Series. The home run was Ruth’s eighth and last in World Series play. It was also the last time he would ever appear in a World Series game.

1941

The New York Yankees have been one of the most successful baseball teams in history, winning 27 World Series titles. They last won the World Series in 2009, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. However, their most recent title came in 1941, when they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in five games.

The Yankees win their ninth World Series.

The New York Yankees win their ninth World Series, defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers in five games. This was the first time the Dodgers had appeared in a World Series since moving from Brooklyn to Los Angeles prior to the 1958 season. The Yankees would go on to win four more World Series titles over the next five years, for a total of 13 championships in their history.

Babe Ruth hits his ninth World Series home run.

On October 3, 1941, Babe Ruth hits his ninth career World Series home run, helping the New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 8–1, in Game Four of the Fall Classic. Ruth’s homer off pitcher Hugh Casey in the bottom of the seventh inning, which gave the Yankees a 7–1 lead, was his 15th and final round-tripper in World Series play.

The 41-year-old “Sultan of Swat” retired from baseball following the season. He had battled various health problems, including cancer, in recent years, and his once-powerful swing had deserted him; he played in only 28 games in 1941, hitting just .181 with six homers. The Babe exited the game with 714 regular-season home runs, a mark that would stand until 1974 when Hank Aaron broke it.

1942

The New York Yankees have won 27 World Series championships, the most of any Major League Baseball team. The Yankees last won the World Series in 2009. They defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in six games.

The Yankees win their tenth World Series.

The New York Yankees win their tenth World Series, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals four games to one. It was the first time in 21 years that the Yankees had won a World Series, and they would not win again until 1947. Babe Ruth, in his final season with the Yankees, hits a home run in Game 4, his last as a Yankee.

Babe Ruth hits his tenth World Series home run.

Babe Ruth hits his tenth World Series home run, setting a new record that would stand for almost 40 years. Ruth’s homer offJarvis (a replacement pitcher) came in the bottom of the seventh inning and gave the Yankees a 4-2 lead. New York would go on to win the game, 7-5, and take a three-games-to-one lead in the Series.

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