The New York Yankees franchise started out in Baltimore

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You know them now as the mighty New York Yankees but did you know that the franchise actually started out in Baltimore as the Baltimore Orioles.

In 1901 the franchise known now as the New York Yankees was started in Baltimore and took the name Baltimore Orioles where they played in 1901-1902. The franchise then moved to New York in 1903 and took the name New York Highlanders.

It wasn’t until 1913 that they officially became known as the Yankees. Yankee Stadium was then built in 1923.

Source: baseball-reference.com