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How Did the New York Yankees Get Their Name?

No definitive answers exists, but there is speculation that it borrows from the Civil War connotaion of the term "Yankee," in that the team played north of their counterparts, the New York Giants. The Yankees' other early nicknames, Hilltoppers and Highlanders, similarly drew upon geographic inspiration, but from the location of the team's first field, Hilltop Park, in Washington Heights.

Creative: Tronvig Group