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The Yankees The club was founded in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles, and moved to New York City in 1903, becoming known as the New York Highlanders before being officially renamed the "Yankees" in 1913.
“Where does the word Yankeecome from?” During the time of heavy Dutch settlement in the New York area a common surname was Janke. They pronounced it Yan-kee. “Those damn Yankees” is a reference to the constant influx of the Dutch with that surname at the time .
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