The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other is New York Mets. The team was founded in 1903 as New York Highlanders that were officially renamed to “Yankees” in 1913. The team’s home games were played at the original Yankee Stadium in the Bronx from 1923 to 1973 and from 1976 to 2008. In 1974 and 1975, the Yankees shared Shea Stadium with the Mets, in addition to the New York Jets and the New York Giants. In 2009, they moved into a new ballpark of the same name that was constructed adjacent to the previous facility, which was closed and demolished. Arguably one of the most successful professional sports team in the United States, the Yankees have won 19 AL East Division titles, 40 AL pennants, and 27 World Series championships, all of which are MLB records. The Yankees have had 44 players and 11 managers inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including many of the sport’s most iconic figures in history such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford. The team has garnered enormous popularity and a dedicated fanbase, as well as widespread enmity from fans of other MLB teams. The team’s logo is internationally known as a fashion item, and as an icon of New York City and the United States.