The New York Yankees have been known as one of the American League’s most celebrated teams in professional sports for more than a hundred years, a true empire in the fabled game of baseball, and winning their 27th World Championship, in game six of the World Series in 2009. The team was originally brought together in 1901 and known as the Baltimore Orioles. In 1903, the team moved to New York City and took on the moniker of the New York Highlanders. One of two major league franchises in town, sharing the spotlight with the New York Mets of the National League, the team was finally named as the “Yankees” in 1913.
The Yankees cap logo, the N and Y, was originally crafted by Louis B. Tiffany in the year 1877, for a medal to be awarded to the first New York City Police Officer to be killed in the line of duty, named John McDowell. The uniform logo was created in 1947 by sports artist Henry Alonzo Keller, changing slightly over the years, with the present variation first making its appearance in the 1970s, featuring the well-known “Yankees” imposed in red over a baseball and bat, with the bat forming the vertical line of the K and a red, white and blue Uncle Sam hat sitting atop the barrel.