New York Yankees has won 27 World Series ring to be rank number one in MLB to be the Franchise that won the most world series ring on record.
Furthermore, The Yankees is arguably the most successful professional sports team in the United States.
In addition, the Yankees have won 19 American League East Division titles, 40 American League pennants, and 27 World Series championships, all of which are MLB records.
The team has won more titles than any other franchise in the four major North American sports leagues, after briefly trailing the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens by one or two titles in the 1990s.
Also, the New York Yankees have had 44 players and 11 managers inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter, with Rivera and Jeter having the two highest vote percentages of all Hall of Fame members.
1923 New York Yankees World Series Ring
In the 1923 World Series, the New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in six games. This would be the first of the Yankees’ 27 World Series Ring.
1927 New York Yankees World Series Ring
In the 1927 World Series, the New York Yankees won, sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates in four games. This was the first sweep of a National League team by an American League team.
That year, the Yankees led the American League in runs scored, hits, triples, home runs, base on balls, batting average, slugging average and on-base percentage.
Furthermore, it featured legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig at their peaks. The team won a then-league record 110 games, finished with a 19-game lead over second place, and are considered by many to be the greatest team in the history of baseball.
Lastly, the 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates, with MVP Paul Waner, led the National League in runs, hits, batting average and on-base percentage.
1928 New York Yankees World Series Ring
Firstly, Babe Ruth hit .625 (10 for 16) as the Yankees outscored their opponents by a combined score of 27–10.
Secondly, as he had done against the Cards in the 1926 Series, Ruth hit three home runs over the right field pavilion in Sportsman’s Park in Game 4, the only player to do it in two different World Series through the 2016 season.
Lastly, unlike 1926, however, it occurred in the final game of a Series won by the Yanks and finished off their two consecutive World Series sweeps.
Above all, this is the third World Series ring won by the Yankees.
1932 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The 1932 World Series was a four-game sweep by the American League champions New York Yankees over the National League champions Chicago Cubs.
By far its most noteworthy moment was Babe Ruth’s “called shot” home run, in his 10th and last World Series.
It was punctuated by fiery arguments between the two teams, heating up the atmosphere before the World Series even began.
A record 13 future Hall of Famers played in this Series, with three other future Hall of Famers also participating: umpire Bill Klem; Yankee’s manager Joe McCarthy; and Cubs manager Rogers Hornsby.
Lastly, it was also the first in which both teams wore uniforms with numbers on the backs of the shirts.
Above all this is the fourth World Series ring won by the franchise.
1936 New York Yankees World Series Ring
Yankees won the New York Giants 4-2. This was the first world series without Babe Ruth and their first with Joe Dimaggio.
Lastly, winning the fifth World Series ring.
1937 New York Yankees World Series Ring
This was the Yankees’ third Series win over the Giants (1923, 1936), finally giving them an overall edge in Series wins over the Giants with three Fall Classic wins to the Giants’ two (after they lost the 1921 and 1922 Series to the Giants).
Currently (as of 2022), the St. Louis Cardinals are the only “Classic Eight” National League (1900–1961) team to hold a Series edge over the Bronx Bombers, with three wins to the Yankees’ two.
Furthermore, the 1937 victory by the Yankees also broke a three-way tie among themselves, the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Sox for the most World Series wins all-time (five each).
By the time the Athletics and Red Sox won their sixth World Series (in 1972 and 2004, respectively), the Yankees had far outpaced them in world championships with 20 in 1972 and 26 in 2004.
Lastly, claiming their sixth World Series ring.
1938 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The 1938 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Chicago Cubs, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their seventh championship overall and record third straight (they would win four in a row from 1936 to 1939, and five in a row later from 1949 to 1953).
Dizzy Dean, who had helped carry the Chicago Cubs to the National League pennant despite a sore arm, ran out of gas in the Series as the Yanks crushed the Cubs again, as they had in 1932.
However, the Yankees starting pitcher Red Ruffing won two games, although he allowed 17 hits in 18 innings pitched.
After Game 2 of the Series, the Bronx Bombers would not return to Wrigley Field for nearly 65 years until a three-game interleague series with the Cubs beginning June 6, 2003.
Claiming their 7th World Series ring.
1939 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The 1939 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Cincinnati Reds, who were making their first Series appearance since winning the scandal-tainted 1919 World Series.
Furthermore, the Yankees swept the Series in four games for the second straight year, winning their record fourth consecutive title (they would later win five straight from 1949 to 1953). Yankee manager Joe McCarthy won his fifth title, tying the record held by Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack.
Winning the 8th World Series ring.
1941 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall.
The name “Subway Series” arose for a World Series played between two New York City teams.
Furthermore, the series was punctuated by the Dodgers’ Mickey Owen’s dropped third strike of a sharply breaking curveball (a suspected spitball) pitched by Hugh Casey in the ninth inning of Game 4. The play led to a Yankees rally and brought them one win away from another championship.
However, the Yankees were back after a one-year hiatus, having won 13 of their last 14 Series games and 28 of their last 31.
Also, this was the first Subway Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees (though the Yankees had already faced the crosstown New York Giants five times).
Lastly, these two teams would meet a total of seven times from 1941 to 1956 — the Dodgers’ only victory coming in 1955 — with an additional four matchups after the Dodgers left for Los Angeles, most recently in 1981.
1943 New York Yankees World Series Ring
This 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals against the New York Yankees, in a rematch of the 1942 Series.
However, the Yankees won the Series in five games for their tenth championship in 21 seasons. It was Yankees manager Joe McCarthy’s final Series win.
Winning their 10th World Series ring
1947 New York Yankees World Series Ring
1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The Yankees won the Series in seven games for their 11th World Series championship in team history.
However, the Yankees manager Bucky Harris won the Series for the first time since managing the Washington Senators to their only title in 1924, a gap of 23 years, the longest between World Series appearances in history.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson, a Brooklyn Dodger, desegregated major league baseball. For the first time in World Series history, a racially integrated team played.
Winning their 11th World Series ring.
1949 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games for their second defeat of the Dodgers in three years, and the 12th championship in team history.
However, the victory would start a record run of five straight World Series championships by the Yankees, and was also the first of 14 AL pennants in 16 years (1949–1964 except for 1954 and 1959) for the Yankees.
Both teams finished the regular season with exactly the same records and winning their respective leagues by one game.
Winning the 12th World Series ring.
1950 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The Yankees won their 13th World Series ring by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 in the world series game.
Furthermore, this was the last all-white World Series game as neither club had integrated in 1950.
1951 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants.
Furthermore, in the Series, the Yankees showed some power of their own, including Gil McDougald’s grand slam home run in Game 5, at the Polo Grounds.
The Yankees won the Series in six games, for their third straight title and 14th overall. This would be the last World Series for Joe DiMaggio, who retired afterward, and the first for rookies Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle.
Claiming their 14th World Series ring.
1952 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The 1952 World Series featured the 3-time defending champions New York Yankees beating the Brooklyn Dodgers in seven games.
Furthermore, the Yankees won their 4th consecutive title, tying the mark they set in 1936–1939 under manager Joe McCarthy, and Casey Stengel became the second manager in Major League history with 4 consecutive World Series championships.
In addition, this was the Yankees’ 15th World Series championship win, and the 3rd time they defeated the Dodgers in 6 years.
In Game 7, the Yankees’ second baseman Billy Martin made a great catch, preserving the Yankees’ two-run lead.
Also, the home run hit by Mickey Mantle during the 8th inning of Game 6 was significant because it was the first of his record 18 career World Series home runs.
1953 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champions New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series, and the fourth such matchup between the two teams in the past seven seasons.
Furthermore, the Yankees won in six games for their fifth consecutive title. Claiming their 16th World Series ring.
1956 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees of the American League and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League in October 1956.
Furthermore, this series was a rematch of the 1955 World Series. It was the last all-New York City Series until 44 years later in 2000, as the Dodgers and the New York Giants moved to California after the 1957 season.
Additionally, it was the last time a New York team represented the National League until 1969 when the New York Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles in five games.
The Yankees won the Series in seven games, capturing their 17th championship. Brooklyn won Games 1 and 2, but New York pitchers threw five consecutive complete games (Games 3–7) to cap off the comeback.
The highlight was Don Larsen’s perfect game in Game 5. Larsen was named the Series MVP for his achievement.
However, the Dodgers scored 19 runs in the first two games, but only six in the remaining five games, with just one in the final three games.
1958 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The New York Yankees defeated the defending champion Milwaukee Braves in seven games for their 18th title, and their seventh in 10 years.
With that victory, the Yankees became only the second team in Major League Baseball history to come back from a 3–1 deficit to win a best-of-seven World Series; the first was the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1925. (The 1903 Boston Americans came back from a 3–1 deficit in a best-of-nine affair.)
These teams would meet again in the fall classic 38 years later—by that time, the Braves had moved to Atlanta. As of 2021, this is the most recent World Series featuring the two previous Series winning teams.
1961 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The 1961 World Series matched the New York Yankees (109–53) against the CincinnatiReds (93–61), with the Yankees winning in five games to earn their 19th championship in 39 seasons.
Furthermore, this World Series was surrounded by Cold War political puns pitting the “Reds” against the “Yanks.” But the louder buzz concerned the “M&M” boys, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle, who spent the summer chasing the ghost of Babe Ruth and his 60–home run season of 1927.
In addition, Mickey Mantle finished with 54 while Maris set the record of 61 on the last day of the season.
1962 New York Yankees World Series Ring
New York Yankees won their 20th World Series ring by defeating the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in the world series game.
Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey hit an exceptionally hard-line drive that was caught by second baseman Bobby Richardson to preserve a one-run victory for the Yankees.
1977 New York Yankees World Series Ring
During this Series, Reggie Jackson earned his nickname “Mr. October” for his heroics. Billy Martin won what would be his only World Series title as a manager after guiding the Yankees to a second straight pennant.
1978 New York Yankees World Series Ring
This series had two memorable confrontations between Dodgers rookie pitcher Bob Welch and the Yankees’ Reggie Jackson. In Game 2, Welch struck out Jackson in the top of the ninth with two outs and the tying and go-ahead runs on base to end the game.
Later, Jackson would avenge the strikeout, when in Game 4 he singled off Welch which moved Roy White to second, from which White would score the game winning run on a Lou Piniella single to tie the series at 2-2.
However, in Game 6, Jackson smashed a two-run homer off Welch in the seventh to increase the Yankees’ lead to 7–2 and a Yankees’ victory to win the series.
1996 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The Yankees advanced to the World Series by defeating the Texas Rangers in the AL Division Series, three games to one, and then the Baltimore Orioles in the AL Championship Series, four games to one.
It was the Yankees’ first appearance in a World Series since 1981. The Atlanta Braves advanced to the Series by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Division Series, three games to none, and then the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series, four games to three.
Furthermore, it was the Braves’ second consecutive appearance in a World Series.
Firstly, the New York Yankees lost the first two games at home, being outscored by the Atlanta Braves, 16–1.
However, they rebounded to win the next four games, the last three in close fashion, including a dramatic comeback win in Game 4 to tie the series. T
Secondly, they became the third team to win a World Series after losing Games 1 and 2 at their home stadium, following the Kansas City Royals in 1985 and the New York Mets in 1986.
Thirdly, they also became the first team since the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981 to win four consecutive games in a World Series after losing the first two. As of 2021, this is the last time any team has lost Games 1 & 2 at home in a best-of-seven series (LCS or World Series) and come back to win the series.
Lastly, Atlanta became the only city to host the World Series and the Olympics in the same year and Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium became the only stadium to host baseball in an Olympics and the World Series in the same year.
Above all, The Yankees victory also resulted in general manager Bob Watson becoming the first African-American general manager to win the World Series.
Claiming their 23rd World Series ring.
1998 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The Yankees swept the Padres in four games to win their second World Series championship in three years and their 24th overall. Yankees third baseman Scott Brosius was named the World Series Most Valuable Player.
1999 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The Yankees swept the 1999 Series in four games for their second consecutive title, third in four years, and 25th overall. It was the Yankees’ third straight defeat of the Braves franchise in the Fall Classic (having beaten the Milwaukee Braves in the 1958 World Series in addition to their 1996 victory over the Atlanta Braves). Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was named the World Series Most Valuable Player.
2000 New York Yankees World Series Ring
The Yankees defeated the Mets, four games to one, to win their third consecutive championship and 26th overall.
Furthermore, the series was often referred to as the “Subway Series”, referring to the longstanding matchup between New York baseball teams; it was the first World Series contested between two New York teams since the 1956 World Series.
Also, this World Series that featured teams from the same city or state, was the first of its kind since 1989 between Oakland & San Francisco. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was named the World Series Most Valuable Player.
New York Yankees Claimed their franchise 26th World Series Ring.
2009 New York Yankees World Series Ring
Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in the world series game and earned themselves their 27th franchise world series ring.
Winning this world series game rank the Yankees to be the only franchise in the MLB to won 27 World Series titles to be the only team with the most World Series ring.