American Informative Speech

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Sara Gannon Professor Levy English 101 - WB 18 April 2014 History of America’s baseball team, the New York Yankees The New York Yankees are hands down the most successful baseball team to date. They are a great team by the factoring in winning 27 World Series games, and having undoubtedly the best players to ever play in the league and wear their famous pinstripe uniforms. From handling different ownerships through-out the years, and being the headline of the newspaper, they sure can manage everything that is thrown at them. The team has even had over 40 of their own players be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (“Yankees Hall of Famers”). The baseball team that everybody all knows and loves today was first brought to life in…show more content…
The Highlanders were officially renamed to the Yankees in 1913 and in 1915 were purchased for $1.25 million by Col. Jacob Ruppert and Col. Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston (“Yankees Timeline” 1910s). In the era of the 1920s, a player by the name of Babe Ruth was traded from the Boston Red Sox and purchased by the Yankees for $125,000 and went on to be one of the most famous baseball players in the league. Just after the obtaining Babe Ruth, the Yankees decided they wanted more and made a huge purchase and bought a 10 acre property directly across the Harlem River in Manhattan for $675,000, which would then be the property for their team named stadium (“Yankee Stadium History” par. 2). They made the choice to design and create their own place to call home. The construction on Yankee Stadium began in May of 1922. The stadium itself cost the team $2.5 million to produce and by opening day, April 18, 1923, the stadium was fully open. The stadium is often mentioned as “the house that Ruth built”, because that year, the Yankees won their first World Series title that Babe Ruth was a part…show more content…
In 2008, they announced that it would be their last year playing in Yankee Stadium, and that a new and improved Yankee Stadium would be built. They spent $1.3 billion on this facility that is right across 161st in the Bronx. Their last game that they would play in the old Yankee Stadium would be September 21st, 2008, and they would go on the next year to win their 27th World Series title in the new stadium (“Yankee Stadium History” par. 15). Along with happiness from the new stadium, a player from the team created a distraction with a new revelation of his, Alex Rodriguez admitted in 2009 that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, in which spoiled his career accomplishments. During the 2013 season, it all came out that he was a part of a clinic in Florida called Biogenesis, which supplied performance-enhancing drugs to a number of major league players. The Major League Baseball presidents had a discussion about these allegations that were just announced and suspended him for the final 49 games, and 162 games of the 2014 major league season (“Alex Rodriguez” par. 6). With everything that has happened within the team and the outside of the team, the Yankees sure do seem to always come out on top no matter what. Yes, there are other teams in the league that are really good and have had good trades in players and wins, but the New York Yankees have

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