Founded in 1994
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||Florida State League (1994–present)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Current||New York Yankees (1994–present)|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (5)||
**Co-championss with Daytona Cubs
|Division titles (5)||
|Nickname||Tampa Yankees (1994–present)|
|Ballpark||George M. Steinbrenner Field (1996–present)|
New York Yankees
The Tampa Yankees are a Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
The team was established in 1994. In 1996 they moved to the new George M. Steinbrenner Field, the New York Yankees' spring training facility. Since their inception they have won five league championships, in 1994, 2001, 2004, 2009, and 2010.
- History 1
- George M. Steinbrenner Field 2
- Current roster 3
- External links 4
The team was founded in 1994. The city of Tampa had been without a professional baseball team since 1988, when the Tampa Tarpons were sold and relocated. The Tampa Yankees joined the Florida State League, and have been the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the New York Yankees since their inception.
Notable major league players to once play for the Tampa Yankees are Derek Jeter, Rubén Rivera, Mariano Rivera, David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, Ian Kennedy, Phil Hughes, Ramiro Mendoza, Tim Raines, Eric Milton, and Luis Sojo. Sojo is well known for his game winning RBI in the decisive fifth game of the 2000 World Series against the New York Mets, a two-out, tiebreaking single in the ninth inning.
George M. Steinbrenner Field
George M. Steinbrenner in 2008.
- Official Website