Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a state county. The five boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—were consolidated into a single city in 1898. With a Census-estimated 2011 population of 8,244,910 distributed over a land area of just 302.64 square miles (783.8 km2),New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. The New York City Metropolitan Area's population is the United States' largest, with 18.9 million people distributed over 6,720 square miles (17,400 km2), and is also part of the most populous combined statistical area in the United States, containing 22.1 million people as of the 2010 Census.I walked toward the right-field foul line and recalled the spring of '82 when Steinbrenner implemented his new strategy. Without Reggie Jackson, who had fled to the Angels, the Yankees would forsake the home run and become the Bronx . They wore special sweatpants and ran more wind sprints than ever. And of course, a Yogi Berra classic emerged from all that running. Hoping to reduce the time needed for wind sprints, Yogi suggested to "pair 'em up in threes."The Yankee Clipper is the only player selected to the All-Star game every season he played -- 13, with a three-year break when he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces. DiMaggio led the Yankees to nine World Series titles. The three-time American League Most Valuable Player has a .325 career average and had a 56-game hitting streak in 1941. After the streak ended, DiMaggio hit safely in the next 16 games.
.Baseball's first great slugger and the most celebrated athlete of his time. Ruth began his career as a star pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. "The Sultan of Swat" converted to the outfield full time after his sale to the Yanks in 1920 and led New York to seven AL pennants and four World Series titles. He finished with 714 HR, leading the league 12 times, including a remarkable 60 round trippers in 1927. The three-time American League Most Valuable Player won 10 World Series titles as the Yankees' backstop and two more as a coach. In the 1956 Fall Classic, he caught Don Larsen's perfect game -- the only one in World Series history. Berra, who hit .285 with 359 home runs and 1,430 RBIs as a Yankee, had more home runs than strikeouts in a season six times. The Yankees retired the Hall of Famer's No. 8 in 1972. ...>>> Jackson played just five seasons in New York, but created a legacy with one postseason series. Mr. October hit five home runs in the 1977 World Series, including three in Game 6, when the Yankees clinched against the Dodgers. Jackson won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award that year, helped the Yankees repeat a year later, and won the Silver Slugger Award in '80. He hit 144 homers in pinstripes and the Yankees retired his No. 44.The first African American on the Yankees' roster had trouble finding everyday at-bats until he already played a few years in New York. Howard eventually took over for Yogi Berra behind the plate and won the Gold Glove Award in 1963 and '64 and the American League Most Valuable Player Award in '63. He won four World Series titles as a player and returned as a first base coach to win two more before the Yankees retired his No. 32. ,,.The first African American on the Yankees' roster had trouble finding everyday at-bats until he already played a few years in New York. Howard eventually took over for Yogi Berra behind the plate and won the Gold Glove Award in 1963 and '64 and the American League Most Valuable Player Award in '63. He won four World Series titles as a player and returned as a first base coach to win two more before the Yankees retired his No. 32.