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January 9, 2013
The Tradition Began...
110 years ago today, when Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League's Baltimore franchise for $18,000 and move the team to Manhattan. As the Highlanders, they were nothing special, playing second fiddle to John McGraw's Giants. But during the mid-1910s, they became the Yankees and under owner Jacob Ruppert, began assembling the players, that once relocated across the river to the Bronx, built baseball's most impressive tradition of excellence.
The collection of names and signed balls are from the current Yankee Stadium's museum.