Where Do the Yankees Come From?

The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB)

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The Bronx

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 major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the National League’s (NL) New York Mets.

Location

The Bronx is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Bronx County, in the U.S. state of New York. It is located north of Manhattan and Queens, and it also borders Westchester County to the northeast, Nassau County to the east, and Long Island Sound to the south.

History

The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. It is south of Westchester County; northeast and east of Manhattan, across the Harlem River; and north of Queens, across the East River. Since 1914, the borough has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, the third-most densely populated county in the United States.

The Bronx has a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,471,160 in 2017. Of the five boroughs, it has the fourth-largest area, fourth-highest population, and third-highest population density. It is also ethnically diverse: as of 2018 43.3% of Bronx residents are Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 10% are Asian American, 10.5% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Pacific Islander and 2.5% were two or more races; 56% were non-Hispanic (Hispanic is an ethnic category, not a racial one).

Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American baseball team that played in the National League from 1884 to 1957. They were one of the most successful teams in baseball history, winning the World Series six times. The team was based in Brooklyn, New York.

Location

Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, coterminous with Kings County, located in the U.S. state of New York. It is the largest and most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017. Brooklyn has several nicknames, including the borough of churches, referring to more than 200 religious institutions located there; Bean Town; and Borough of Homes and Apartment Buildings.

History

The first recorded European settlers in Brooklyn were the Dutch in 1636, when they founded the Village of Breuckelen on the southern shore of Long Island. The Village of Breuckelen was part of New Netherland, which was the Dutch colony that included parts of present-day New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. In 1664, the English conquered the Dutch colony of New Netherland and renamed it the Province of New York. Brooklyn was included in the new province.

Manhattan

The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of Manhattan, in 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 major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the New York Mets of the National League.

Location

The Bronx is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Bronx County, in the U.S. state of New York, the third-most populous county in the state and the fourth-most populous county in the country. It is one of the five boroughs of New York City, and its southernmost section is mainly urban, while the northern part is mostly rural.

Manhattan is a borough of New York City, coterminous with New York County, located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River. With a Census-estimated 2017 population of 1,664,727 living in a land area of 22.83 square miles (59.13 km2),[4] it is also one of the most densely populated counties in America.

History

The area that is now Manhattan was originally inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans. In 1524, the area was explored by Giovanni da Verrazzano, and in 1609, it was explored by Henry Hudson. In 1624, the Dutch founded the colony of New Netherland on the southern tip of Manhattan, and in 1626, they founded the city of New Amsterdam. The British conquered the area in 1664 and renamed it New York.

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