The Yankees are in the AL East division. Their chief rivals are the Boston Red Sox.
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American League East
The American League East is made up of the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays. These teams are some of the most successful in baseball. The Yankees have the most World Series titles of any team, with 27. The Red Sox have won the World Series 13 times. The Orioles have won 3 World Series titles.
The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. As one of the AL’s eight charter teams in 1901, this particular franchise spent its first year as a major league club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the Milwaukee Brewers before moving to St. Louis, Missouri, to become the St. Louis Browns in 1902. After 52 years in St. Louis, the franchise was purchased by Jerry Hoffberger and moved to Baltimore in 1954.
The Orioles have had 37 managers and won three World Series championships (1966, 1970, and 1983), nine AL pennants (1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1944, 1966, 1969–71), and three wild card berths (1996, 2012, 2016). The Orioles have made the playoffs seven times under manager Buck Showalter and general manager Dan Duquette since 2012. The team has played their home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards since 1992.
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Boston. They compete in the American League East division with the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox have won nine World Series championships, the most of any team in the American League. They are also one of the winningest teams in baseball history, having won more than 2,000 games.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees are a baseball team that plays in the American League East division. The team is based in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees have won 27 World Series championships, more than any other team in baseball history.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are a professional baseball team based in Tampa, Florida. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) East division. The Rays began play in the 1998 Major League Baseball season as an expansion team, and since their inception, have developed a strong fan base in the Tampa Bay area.
American League Central
The American League Central is made up of the Chicago White Sox, the Cleveland Indians, the Detroit Tigers, the Kansas City Royals, and the Minnesota Twins. All of these teams are in the American League. The Central Division is one of three divisions in the American League.
Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox are a professional baseball team in Chicago, Illinois. They play in the American League Central division. The White Sox have won three World Series championships, and are currently managed by Rick Renteria.
The White Sox’s home ballpark is Guaranteed Rate Field, located on the city’s South Side. They share it with their crosstown rivals, the Chicago Cubs. The team is owned by Jerry Reinsdorf, and their general manager is Rick Hahn.
The Cleveland Indians are a baseball team in the American League Central division. They are located in Cleveland, Ohio, and play their home games at Progressive Field. The team has won two World Series championships and six American League pennants.
The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. One of the AL’s eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit as a Western League entry in 1894 and is the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in Major League Baseball.
The Tigers have won four World Series championships (1935, 1945, 1968, and 1984), 11 AL pennants (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 2006, 2012, 2014), and four AL Central division championships (2011–2013). The Tigers also won division titles in 1972, 1984 and 1987 while members of the AL East. The team currently plays its home games at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit.
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals are a professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member team of the American League (AL) Central division. The team was founded as an expansion franchise in 1969, and has participated in four World Series, winning in 1985 and 2015, and losing in 1980 and 2014.
The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The team is named after the Twin Cities area which includes Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
American League West
The American League West is made up of the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers.
The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. They are members of the American League West division. The Astros were established as the Houston Colt .45s in 1962, an expansion team that began play alongside the New York Mets. The Astros moved to the Astrodome the following year, becoming the first team in MLB history to play their home games indoors.
Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles Angels are a professional baseball team located in Anaheim, California. The Angels compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The Angels have played their home games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim since 1966.
The Oakland Athletics, often referred to as the A’s, are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The team plays its home games at the Oakland Coliseum. They have won nine World Series championships, tied for the third-most of all current MLB teams. The 2017 season was the team’s 50th while based in Oakland.
One of the American League’s eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Philadelphia in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics. They won three World Series championships from 1910 to 1913 and two in a row in 1929 and 1930. The team’s owner and manager for its first 50 years was Connie Mack and Hall of Fame players included Chief Bender, Frank “Home Run” Baker, Eddie Collins, and Lefty Grove. The team left Philadelphia for Kansas City in 1955 and became the Kansas City Athletics before moving to Oakland in 1968. They won three consecutive World Championships between 1972 and 1974, led by players including Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, ace reliever Rollie Fingers, and colorful owner Charlie O. Finley. After being sold by Finley to Walter A. Haas Jr., the team won three consecutive pennants and the 1989 World Series behind the “Bash Brothers”, Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, as well as Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley, Rickey Henderson and manager Tony La Russa.
From 1901 to 2018, the A’s have played 16 seasons (out of 117 total to date) with one or more appearances in the MLB postseason: they played in seven World Series (1910–11, 1913*, 1929–30*, 1972–74*, 1988*, 1990*), winning four (* denotes year FanGraphs retroactively named “World Champions”; see below). They also appeared once each in six consecutive American League Championship Series from 1971 through 1976—the longest such streak is shared with their perennial intra-division rivals—and again from 1988 through 1992.—the longest such streak also shared with their perennial intra-division rivals—and again from 1988 through 1992; throughout this period fans referred to them variously as “the Mighty Oakies”, “the Swingin’ A’s”, or simply “the White Elephants”, a nickname attached when financier Benjamin Shibe purchased an expensive white elephant statue which he placed atop a entrance prior to their move into Shibe Park; they would continue donning white uniforms until 1963.—their first season at Oakland Coliseum.—their first season at Oakland Coliseum..
The Seattle Mariners are a professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The team joined the AL as an expansion team in 1977. Since July 1999, the Mariners’ home ballpark has been T-Mobile Park, located in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle.
The “Mariners” name originates from the prominence of marine culture in the city of Seattle. They are nicknamed the M’s, a title featured in their primary logo from 1987 to 1992. Their mascot is the eagle named Tootle.
The organization played its first game on April 6, 1977, to a sold-out crowd of 57,762 at the Kingdome, losing 7–0 to the California Angels. The first home run in team history was hit on April 10, 1977, by designated hitter Juan Bernhardt. Pitcher Diego Seguíes was credited with the win and Eddie Murray got credit for his first major league save.
The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. Since 1994, the Rangers have played their home games at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The team’s name is borrowed from the famous law enforcement agency of the same name.