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[edit] Intro

The Yankees uniforms are possibly the most famous uniform in all of sports. Mention "the pinstripes" to anybody and the first thought that will probably come to mind is the Yankees.

[edit] History

Highlanders

1903 The first year the Highlanders were in New York. The home uniform consisted of white with a navy blue collar and "NY" (separated by the buttons) on the chest. The away uniform was the opposite of this.

1905 This year the Highlanders went for black socks and a scrunched together "NY" on the left side. Afterwards they went back to their 1903-1904 uniforms, with black instead of the navy blue.

1907 This year the Highlanders went to using the same uniform for home and away, with the away uniform's cap (navy blue compared to white) being the only difference. The next year (1908) the Highlanders went to white-with-gray-sleeves for home, and gray-with-white-sleeves for away.

1909 The Highlanders went with a different uniform than usual, a black cap with red-orange interlocking "NY", and the classic Yankees-style "NY" on the sleeves of a white jersey. The away uniform was dark gray. In 1910 the Highlanders went with a gray cap for away.

1911 The Highlanders went to plain white uniform for home with absolutely no design whatsoever, and a white cap with the Yankees interlocking "NY". The away uniform was gray with the interlocking "NY" on the sleeve. They also had an alternate away uniform which had "New York" printed across the chest in navy blue.

Yankees

1912 The first year the pinstripes came into vogue. The home uniform was pinstriped with a massive interlocking "NY" on the left side. The away was gray with the same "NY" in the same place.

1913 The Yankees dumped the pinstripes, and the away uniform was changed to white with navy blue "New York" printing across the chest. In 1915 the pinstripes made a comeback.

1915 The Yankees went hog-wild with their pinstripes, using them on both the home and away uniforms. They also had an alternate home uniform which featured the pinstripes without a "NY". This uniform would come to be used in place of the pinstriped "NY".

1918 The pinstripes on the away uniform were dumped.

1927 The "New York" on the away uniform was subbed out for "Yankees". It would be switched back in 1931.

1929 The Yankees become the first team to permanently add uniform numbers. Although Cleveland had experimented with numbers in the past, the practice caught on in the American League in 1931 and the National League in 1932.

1936 The interlocking "NY" made a return onto the Yankees' home uniforms. With minor changes to the spacing and font of the letters, this is the year the uniforms assume their more-or-less final forms.

1942-1945 An unidentified patch makes appearances during these years.

[edit] Today's Uniforms

Home: The Yankees' home uniform is white with navy blue pinstripes, and an interlocking "NY" (different from the Mets interlocking "NY", which was taken from the Giants) on the left side (right side looking head on).

Away: The Yankees' away uniform is gray with "New York" across the chest in navy blue sans serif font with a white outline. Navy blue trimming is present along the ends of the sleeves.

Batting Practice/Spring Training: The Yankees' batting practice uniforms are dark blue with the interlocking "NY" in white on the right side.

A note: The Yankees uniforms do not have player names on them, harkening back to the past.

[edit] One-Shot Uniforms

1918 The Yankees wore a red-white-blue triple stripe around their sleeve.

1938 The Yankees wore the orange colored logo for the 1939 World's Fair, "World of Tomorrow" which was to take place in New York, on their uniform sleeve.

1948 The Yankees wore a black arm band on the left sleeve in honor of the late George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

1979-1980 The Yankees wore a black armband on the left sleeve in honor of the late Thurman Munson.

1981 The Yankees wore a black armband on the left sleeve in honor of the late Elston Howard.

1985 The Yankees wore a black armband on the left sleeve in honor of the late clubhouse attendant Pete Sheehy.

1986 The Yankees wore a black armband on the left sleeve in honor of the late Roger Maris.

1990 The Yankees wore a black 1 on their left sleeve in honor of the late Alfred Manuel "Billy" Martin.

1995 The Yankees wore a black 7 on their left sleeve in honor of the late Mickey Charles Mantle, The Mick.

1996The Yankees wore a black armband on the left sleeve in honor of the late broadcaster Mel Allen.

1999 The Yankees wore a black 5 on their left sleeve in honor of the late Joseph Paul DiMaggio, The Yankee Clipper along with a black armband in honor of the late Jim "Catfish" Hunter.

2000 The Yankees wore a black armband on the left sleeve in honor of the late Bob Lemon.

2001 The Yankees wore a black armband on the left sleeve in honor of the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

2007 The Yankees wore a black arm band on the left sleeve in honor of the late Cory Fulton Lidle.

2007 The Yankees wore a black 10 on their left sleeve in honor of the late Philip Francis Rizzuto, The Scooter.

2008 The Yankees wore a black armband on the left sleeve in honor of the late Bobby Murcer.

2010 The Yankees wore a patch on the left sleeve with a microphone and Yankee Stadium facade in honor of the late public address announcer Bob Sheppard.

2010 The Yankees wore a patch on the left breast with the initials GMS the name George M. Steinbrenner III and the nickname "The Boss" in honor of the late owner George M. Steinbrenner III.

2010 The Yankees wore a black armband on the left sleeve in honor of the late Ralph Houk.

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