The 50 Greatest Moments in New York Yankees History

24. The First World Series Win

Date: 10/15/1923
What makes the Yankees' MLB-leading 27 total championships even more impressive? That they didn't win their first until their 21st season in New York. In 1923, the Yankees opened play in their new eponymous Stadium, but were also coming off two consecutive World Series losses to Uptown rivals, the Giants. The Yankees ran away with the American League, winning the pennant by 16 games, and then avenged their defeats to the Giants, beating them four games to two in the World Series. The Bombers (who weren't called the Bombers then) fell behind 2-1 in the Series, but won the final three games, including Game 6 where they overcame a 4-1 deficit to take their first title. Twenty-seven is a great number, but you always remember your first.

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