The Greatest Franchise in Sports History. You don't have to like 'em (and, for the record, most of us don't), you don't even really have to respect 'em, but you have to give the New York Yankees that. Hockey, we see your Montreal Canadiens, and somewhere in the Bronx somebody's cheering "Nineteen-ninety-three" (since their first title in 1923, the Yankees haven't gone longer than 18 years without a title, and you can't be the greatest if nobody younger than 19 has seen you win a 'chip). Football, we see your Steelers, Packers, 49ers, and Cowboys and counter that if you have four franchises competing for the greatest in your sport you can't call any of them the greatest in all sports. Basketball, we see your Celtics and Lakers, and, well, you're close, but not quite.

We're not talking most beloved or easiest to root for, we're talking greatest. Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra, Jackson, Mattingly, Jeter, Rivera. Did we miss anybody? Martin, Dickey, Munson, Rizzuto, Howard, A-Rod, Cano. Twenty0-seven championships, more rap references than Louis Vuitton, and a pop culture style icon. The Yankees are the greatest, and these are their 50 Greatest Moments.

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