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No team has as many legends or trophies as the Yankees.
No team has dominated a sport as the Yankees have. Their 27 championships are more than any other professional team in any sport.
The Yankee dynasty is not just a thing of the past, but it continues today. They won the World Series in 2009, and will be a contender to do so in 2012.
How good have the Yankees been?
In 111 years, they have lost 100 games only twice, and the last time was in 1912. They have finished in last place only five times.
Since their first World Series win in 1923, they have won at least two World Series' in every decade except the 1980s.
Some of the most legendary baseball men have played for, or managed the Yankees.
Miller Huggins managed the great teams of the 1920s, Joe McCarthy won seven World Series' as manager and Casey Stengel won seven also.
The Yankees won four in a row from 1936-1939, five straight from 1949-1953 and three from 1998-2000.
No team has had so many great players. They seem to follow each other as a ruling family does.
Starting with Babe Ruth, to Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter, it's a royal line that extends back nearly one hundred years.
It's for all these reasons that the Yankees are the greatest of all the North American professional sports teams.