"I reckon you’ve got your money on the Yankees this year"
Baseball signed by the 1927 New York Yankees team
Creative Commons AttributionBaseball signed by the 1927 New York Yankees team - Credit: peterjr1961

The New York Yankees baseball team were formed in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles. After moving to New York in 1903 they became known as the New York Highlanders, assuming their current appellation in 1913. With players like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, they were effectively steamrollering the competition and fast developing a reputation as an unbeatable force. In 1927, they triumphed in 110 of 154 games and won the World Series, a victory they would replicate in 1928.