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How the Yankees Became the Yankees

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The New York Americans at first were known as the Highlanders, for the reason that they played on Washington Heights and because their first presidents was Joseph W. Gordon, whose name suggested the Gordon Highlanders, a famous Scotch regiment.

However, the name Highlanders was too long to fit in newspaper headlines, so Mark Roth, then with the New York Globe, but was the touring secretary in 1913, created the appellation of Yankees with the assistance of Sam Crane, who was writing baseball for the New York Journal.