New York Yankees is an American baseball team from New York City. In the East division of the American League, they are ranked amongst the top teams. Originally from Baltimore, the team moved to New York fairly early into their existence, becoming one of several prominent NY baseball teams.
Who owns New York Yankees? They are owned by Hal Steinbrenner and his family. He’s managing them through Yankee Global Enterprises.
The team started in 1901 in Baltimore. Back then, they were known as ‘Baltimore Orioles’, after the city’s iconic bird with the same name. A few years later, they moved to New York and adopted the name ‘New York Highlanders’. The modern moniker was only introduced in 1913.
1901 – 1902
The original logo was simply a yellow ‘O’ with the black space inside. This obviously stands for ‘Orioles’, which was their name back then. The colors were taken from the Baltimore’s own flag.
1902 – 1903
The 1902 emblem was instead a simple blue ‘B’ typed in a blocky, square style with a touch of serif.
1903 – 1904
In 1903, they moved to NY and thus started using these two letters in their emblem. They were positioned rather normally, except the font used was somewhat Voodoo-inspired: a lot of misshaped appendages and thin lines, very reminiscent of bones.
1904 – 1905
In 1904, they mostly used the same logo. However, while the previous design was a brownish-grey color, this one is brightly blue.
1905 – 1906
In 1905, they rearranged the style to make the characters bolder and more streamlined. The more visible change is that they mashed them together into one space. And the color also changed to darker blue.
1906 – 1907
In 1906, they changed the style again by making it even more ordinary and more like an everyday serif. The color changed to a slightly paler shade, and they also put the two further apart – the space between could now accommodate another letter.
1907 – 1908
By 1907, they drifted even further apart. Moreover, the font became almost entirely like the usual serif, except very soft and much more fluid.
1908 – 1909
In 1908, they relapsed to the old Voodoo style by misshaping the proportions again and emphasizing the weird blobs all over the letters.
1909 – 1912
In 1909, they started using what later became the world-famous ‘Yankees symbol’ – two letters jammed into one. Compared to the similar design from the past, these two are positively written one over the other. They also use a new smooth, fluid style with varying proportions.
1912 – 1914
In 1912, they rearranged these letters to be bolder and squatter, while also replacing the old blue coloring with the new brown one.
1914 – 1946
The proportions stayed as they were, but in 1914 the color returned to a dark blue it was before 1912.
1946 – 1967
A new official emblem followed in 1946. Much of it was occupied by a white baseball with red stitches and edges. Over its lower half, they’ve written the word ‘Yankees’ in a red cursive. The vertical line in ‘k’ was overridden by a big bat that stretched across the entire ball.
It was pink with white and capped by an Uncle Sam’s hat – a colorful top hat with the red & white vertical stripes and a star-spangled blue on in the base. The underside of the rims was pale blue.
1967 – today
The only major change that followed in 1967 was the replacement of pale blue with white (as this color is not present on the national flag). There were other color changes, such as the overall paler palette across the logo and a new blue outline in the lower sections.
Most of the older helmets were blue (mostly dark blue), although in the later stages (after the 1946, in particular) the black came into prominence. On all of them, nonetheless, there was the iconic ‘Yankees symbol’ painted in white onto the forehead area. This includes the modern headwear as well.
As for the uniform, it was always chiefly white with some blue additions. The numbers and insignias were naturally blue, although the classic design also features thin blue lines across the length of the clothes. The usual away uniforms are grey with some blue on them, although there were also several dark blue jerseys across the years.
New York Yankees Colors
PANTONE: PMS 287 C
HEX COLOR: #003087;
RGB: (0, 48, 135)
CMYK: (100, 69, 0, 11.5)
PANTONE: PMS 185 C
HEX COLOR: #E4002C;
RGB: (228, 0, 44)
CMYK: (0, 91, 76, 0)
PANTONE: PMS 289 C
HEX COLOR: #0C2340;
RGB: (12, 35, 64)
CMYK: (100, 60, 0, 56)
PANTONE: PMS COOL GRAY 7 C
HEX COLOR: #C4CED3;
RGB: (196, 206, 211)
CMYK: (0, 10, 7, 11)