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Do you know your New York Yankees history?

Closeup of New York Yankees jersey. (PAUL J. BERESWILL/AP)

The Yankees are not the oldest franchise in Major League Baseball, but they arguably are its most storied. In many years the sport's history has unfolded in the Bronx. So step to the plate, and test your Yankees knowledge up to the present day with swings at the following 30 questions:

- Ross AtkinStaff writer

1. Before they were called the Yankees, what was the team’s name?

The Yankees were originally the Highlanders, a name adopted because when as a new American League franchise in 1903, the team played at Hilltop Park at one of the highest spots in Manhattan.

The Yankees were originally the Highlanders, a name adopted because when as a new American League franchise in 1903, the team played at Hilltop Park at one of the highest spots in Manhattan.

The Yankees were originally the Highlanders, a name adopted because when as a new American League franchise in 1903, the team played at Hilltop Park at one of the highest spots in Manhattan.

The Yankees were originally the Highlanders, a name adopted because when as a new American League franchise in 1903, the team played at Hilltop Park at one of the highest spots in Manhattan.

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Bombers

 

Highlanders

 

Black Sox

 

Metros

 
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