New York Yankees and the Most A.L. East Titles

Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada All Made Their First Appearances as New York Yankees in 1995. Only Pettite Played for Another Team, the Houston Astros Between 2004 and 2006.

Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada All Made Their First Appearances as New York Yankees in 1995. Only Pettite Played for Another Team, the Houston Astros Between 2004 and 2006.

What with the past two decades-plus of New York Yankees baseball (the Steinbrenner era), of course the Yanks own the most American League East titles – 19 now.

Before the 1990s, however, it was the Baltimore Orioles who ruled the roost. Now they sit at an even 10 flags.

Since the A.L. divided (into East and West in 1969 and East, Central and West in 1994), the Boston Red Sox have only won the East seven times. The 2004 World Series win came as a wild card.

Speaking of World Series wins, they are denoted with an asterisk below. A.L. East champs have won the World Series 14 times (of 43 postseasons).

TEAM A.L. EAST TITLES SEASONS
1. New York Yankees 19 1976, 1977*, 1978*, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1996*, 1998*, 1999*, 2000*, 2001-2006, 2009*, 2011, 2012
2. Baltimore Orioles 10 1969, 1970*, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1983*, 1997, 2007*, 2009*
3. Boston Red Sox 7 1975, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995, 2007, 2013
4. Toronto Blue Jays 5 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992*, 1993*
5. Detroit Tigers 3 1972, 1984*, 1987
6. Tampa Bay Rays 2 2008, 2010
7. Milwaukee Brewers 1 1982

Photo: nydailynews.com

Posted on September 25, 2013, in MLB Baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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