How did it all start?

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On 9 January 1903, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the defunct Baltimore franchise of the American League for $18,000 and then move the team to Manhattan.

On March 12, 1903, the New York franchise was approved as a member of the American League. The team played in a hastily constructed, all-wood park at 168th Street and Broadway. Because the site was one of the highest spots in Manhattan, the club was known as the "Highlanders" and their home field was "Hilltop Park."

On April 22, 1903, the Highlanders played their first game, a 3-1 loss at Washington.

On April 23, 1903, the Highlanders recorded the first win in franchise history, a 7-2 decision at Washington. Harry Howell recorded the win.

On April 30, 1903, the Highlanders notched a 6-2 win vs. Washington in their inaugural home opener at Hilltop Park.



In September 1921, the Yankees win their first World Series.

On April 18, 1923, Yankee Stadium opens with a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox before a reported crowd of 74,200. Babe Ruth hits the Stadium's first home run.

For more history visit the Yankees Timeline