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New York Yankees Home field: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx (tickets) Who they are: The Bronx Bombers; winners of 27 World Series and wearers of classic pinstriped uniforms; the team of Joltin’ Joe, The Mick, The Babe and many more evocatively nicknamed all-time greats. What’s going on: The days of the Yankees flexing their financial muscle on the free-agent market have been in retrograde the past two off-seasons. Why you should go: Well, for one thing, they're the New York Yankees. How to get there: Take the B, D or 4 train up to 161st St–Yankee Stadium; the stop is right in front of the ballpark. What to eat: The favorites are fairly clear-cut: Parm, for chicken or meatball subs, and Lobel’s, for carved steak sandwiches. NYC SPORTS nyc baseball guide Check out the rest of our coverage for every local team.
The Brooklyn Cyclones, the single-A minor-league farm team for the New York Mets, are among the newest teams in New York sports: Since 2001, they’ve been playing in MCU Park (originally Keyspan Park) on Coney Island, about an hour’s subway ride from Midtown.