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New York Yankees

New York Yankees
Established in 1901, the New York Yankees are one of the most storied and successful franchises in Major League Baseball. The team was founded in 1901 in Baltimore, but moved to New York in 1903 where they became known as the New York Highlanders. The team officially became the New York Yankees in 1913. In all, the Yankees have won 26 championships, more than any other franchise. Countless Hall of Fame players have donned pinstripes over the years, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
Established in 1901, the New York Yankees are one of the most storied and successful franchises in Major League Baseball. The team was founded in 1901 in Baltimore, but moved to New York in 1903 where they became known as the New York Highlanders. The team officially became the New York Yankees in 1913. In all, the Yankees have won 26 championships, more than any other franchise. Countless Hall of Fame players have donned pinstripes over the years, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
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  • Is the Orioles' window of opportunity closing as the calendar turns to 2014?

    Is the Orioles' window of opportunity closing as the calendar turns to 2014?
    In a couple days, that big ball will drop in Times Square and usher in 2014. In a few weeks, the Orioles will open spring training and we'll start to find out whether they dropped the ball this winter. It's too early to say, of course. Dan Duquette...
  • Hall of Famer Jim Palmer went to great lengths to have Paul Blair in center

    Hall of Famer Jim Palmer went to great lengths to have Paul Blair in center
    While gathering reactions from former Orioles players on the death of Paul Blair, Orioles Hall of Famer Jim Palmer shared an interesting story with me. Palmer was quick to say how much Blair, who died Thursday at the age of 69, deserved a great deal...
  • In 2014, Orioles might be better than last season's record-setting defense

    In 2014, Orioles might be better than last season's record-setting defense
    There's little arguing that on paper, the Orioles don't appear to be better now than they were¬†last season, but they can still lay claim to having the best defense in baseball. ESPN’s Buster Olney points this out, naming the Orioles as the best...
  • Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting

    Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting
    Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season. After leading the American League in both saves (50) and blown saves (9) in 2013, Johnson...
  • William A. Miller Jr., newsman

    William A. Miller Jr., newsman
    William A. Miller Jr., a seasoned newsman and public relations executive who was the first managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, died Wednesday of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. "He was a very special...
  • Matt Wieters, the Brian McCann factor and the Braves

    Matt Wieters, the Brian McCann factor and the Braves
    At first blush, the New York Yankees signing this weekend of free-agent catcher Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million deal could be considered good news for the Orioles, at least as it pertains to catcher Matt Wieters. For one, the deep-pocket...
  • Do you want Mike Mussina to be the seventh modern-day Oriole in the Hall of Fame?

    Do you want Mike Mussina to be the seventh modern-day Oriole in the Hall of Fame?
    Welcome back to the bar. We got the furnace and leaky roof fixed just in time, apparently. Today, I want to discuss a person whose name triggers some of the best arguments in Connolly's Bar history: Mike Mussina. Every time we bring up the former...
  • Orioles sign RHP Luis Vizcaino, INF Brock Bond to minor league deals

    Orioles sign RHP Luis Vizcaino, INF Brock Bond to minor league deals
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles announced Tuesday that they've signed right-handed pitcher Luis Vizcaino and infielder Brock Bond to minor league contracts. The deals don't include invitations to major league spring training, so both players will report...
  • Free-agent hitter Jack Cust participates in tryout at the Orioles' minicamp

    Free-agent hitter Jack Cust participates in tryout at the Orioles' minicamp
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Veteran free-agent hitter Jack Cust has been waiting for an opportunity to get back into the major leagues for nearly a year. He will now have that opportunity this week at the Orioles’ minicamp at the Ed Smith Stadium...
  • Here's hoping the Orioles aren't up to the same old tricks after trading Johnson

    Here's hoping the Orioles aren't up to the same old tricks after trading Johnson
    When this offseason started, the Orioles appeared to be a couple of key players away from moving to the next level and heading into 2014 with a realistic chance of playing deep into next October. Well, make it three. Now, with Jim Johnson headed to...
  • Six Orioles spring training games to be shown on MASN in March

    Six Orioles spring training games to be shown on MASN in March
    The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will broadcast six Orioles spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., the network announced Tuesday. The six games that MASN will broadcast are: * March 1 at 1 p.m. vs. Toronto Blue Jays * March 7 at...
  • Edward Mujica's signing with Red Sox stings Orioles for multiple reasons

    Edward Mujica's signing with Red Sox stings Orioles for multiple reasons
    A pitcher who could have possibly replaced Jim Johnson as the Orioles' closer came off the board on Thursday when the Boston Red Sox signed former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5-million deal. The signing is like a punch...