At the end of the baseball seasonthe Western League was positioned by its president, Ban Johnsonas a new major league that would compete with the established National League NL.
The team won an unprecedented four straight World Series titles from to Bettering the clubs managed by Joe McCarthy, the Yankees won the World Series five consecutive times from — under Stengel, which continues to be the major league record.
After the season, the Yankees were told to move out of the Polo Grounds. The city bought the stadium and began an extensive two-year renovation period.
McCarthy resigned after three consecutive middle-of-the-pack finishes and Bucky Harris led the team to another championship induring which Yogi Berra made his debut.
On April 22,the Highlanders began their season with a 3—1 loss to the Washington Senators ; eight days later, they won their first game in Hilltop Park, defeating the Senators 6—2. They defeated the Dodgers inand split the next two with the Cardinals.
Whitey Ford won 25 games and led the Yanks to a five game win in the World Series. The team hit home runs to break the MLB single-season record.
The Yankees won four consecutive world championships fromwinning the pennant races by wide margins. However, the team lost four of them, falling short of a Series championship after Bill Mazeroski hit a walk-off home run in the final game, ending a contest that Appel called "one of the most memorable in baseball history.
Louis Browns were the closest pursuers, finishing one game behind New York. Finley purchased the Athletics and put an end to the trades.
The Yankees declared July 4, to be "Lou Gehrig Day", on which they retired his number 4, the first retired number in baseball. The deal, which was announced on January 5,was called "the most famous transaction in sports" by author Glenn Stout.
The team subdued Kansas City and Los Angeles for another world championship. When the Yankees moved across the street, Munson's locker was torn out and installed in the new Stadium's museum. He also led MLB in on-base percentage with a.
The Yankees won the World Series again in After a disappointing season, the team surprised everyone by naming former National Leaguer Casey Stengel as manager.
The Yankees won the World Series again in InCharles O. Huggins died suddenly in and the Yanks were derailed for a few years, returning to the Series and sweeping the Cubs in with new manager Joe McCarthy.
In fact, the Yankees finished in the second division in —their first losing record in 40 years, and only their second in 47 years. InCharles O. Stengel started out winning five consecutive world titles from Ruth suffered an arm infection, which limited his playing time in the later part of the Series.
From tothe Athletics traded many young players to the Yankees for cash and aging veterans.
The Red Sox often found themselves eliminated from the playoff hunt as a result of the Yankees' success. Giants manager John McGraw was said to have commented that the Yankees should "move to some out-of-the-way place, like Queens", but they instead broke ground for a new ballpark in the Bronxright across the Harlem River from the Polo Grounds.
After starting the year poorly, he ended his streak of 2, consecutive games played; he was later diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosiswhich forced him to retire.
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