List of New York Yankees minor league affiliates

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The New York Yankees farm system consists of nine Minor League Baseball affiliates on the east coast of the United States and in the Dominican Republic.[1] Six teams are owned by the major league club, while three—the Trenton Thunder, Charleston RiverDogs, and Pulaski Yankees—are independently owned.

The Yankees have been affiliated with the Rookie League Gulf Coast League Yankees of the Gulf Coast League since 1980, making it the longest-running active affiliation in the organization among domestic teams.[2] It is also the longest affiliation in the team's history. Their newest affiliate is the Pulaski Yankees of the Appalachian League which became the Yankees' Rookie League club in 2015.[2]

Geographically, New York's closest domestic affiliate is the Staten Island Yankees of the Class A Short Season New York–Penn League which is approximately 15 miles (24 km) away. New York's furthest domestic affiliates are the Tampa Tarpons of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League and two Gulf Coast League Yankees squads of the Rookie Gulf Coast League which share a facility some 1,012 miles (1,629 km) away.

1990–present[edit]

The current structure of Minor League Baseball has been in effect since the 1990 season when the Class A level was subdivided for a second time with the creation of Class A-Advanced. The Rookie level consists of domestic and foreign circuits.[3]

Year Triple-A Double-A Class A-Advanced Class A Class A Short Season Rookie League Foreign Rookie
2020 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders[4] Trenton Thunder[5] Tampa Tarpons[6] Charleston RiverDogs[7] Staten Island Yankees[6] Pulaski Yankees[6]
GCL Yankees East
GCL Yankees West
DSL Yankees
2019 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Trenton Thunder Tampa Tarpons Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees Pulaski Yankees
GCL Yankees East
GCL Yankees West
DSL Yankees
2018 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Trenton Thunder Tampa Tarpons Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees Pulaski Yankees
GCL Yankees East
GCL Yankees West
DSL Yankees
2017 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees Pulaski Yankees
GCL Yankees East
GCL Yankees West
DSL Yankees
2016 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees Pulaski Yankees
GCL Yankees East
GCL Yankees West
DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2015 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees Pulaski Yankees
GCL Yankees 1
GCL Yankees 2
DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2014 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees 1
GCL Yankees 2
DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2013 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees
GCL Yankees 2
DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2012 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2011 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2009 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2008 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2007 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2006 Columbus Clippers Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2005 Columbus Clippers Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Charleston RiverDogs Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2004 Columbus Clippers Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Battle Creek Yankees Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2003 Columbus Clippers Trenton Thunder Tampa Yankees Battle Creek Yankees Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2002 Columbus Clippers Norwich Navigators Tampa Yankees Greensboro Bats Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees 1
DSL Yankees 2
2001 Columbus Clippers Norwich Navigators Tampa Yankees Greensboro Bats Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees
2000 Columbus Clippers Norwich Navigators Tampa Yankees Greensboro Bats Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees
1999 Columbus Clippers Norwich Navigators Tampa Yankees Greensboro Bats Staten Island Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees
1998 Columbus Clippers Norwich Navigators Tampa Yankees Greensboro Bats Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees
1997 Columbus Clippers Norwich Navigators Tampa Yankees Greensboro Bats Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees
Melbourne Reds
1996 Columbus Clippers Norwich Navigators Tampa Yankees Greensboro Bats Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees
1995 Columbus Clippers Norwich Navigators Tampa Yankees Greensboro Bats Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees
1994 Columbus Clippers Albany-Colonie Yankees Tampa Yankees Greensboro Bats Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees
1993 Columbus Clippers Albany-Colonie Yankees Prince William Cannons Greensboro Hornets Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees/Padres
1992 Columbus Clippers Albany-Colonie Yankees Prince William Cannons
Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Hornets Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees/Padres
1991 Columbus Clippers Albany-Colonie Yankees Prince William Cannons
Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Hornets Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees
1990 Columbus Clippers Albany-Colonie Yankees Prince William Cannons
Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Hornets Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees DSL Yankees

1963–1989[edit]

The foundation of the minors' current structure was the result of a reorganization initiated by Major League Baseball (MLB) before the 1963 season. The reduction from six classes to four (Triple-A, Double-AA, Class A, and Rookie) was a response to the general decline of the minors throughout the 1950s and early-1960s when leagues and teams folded due to shrinking attendance caused by baseball fans' preference for staying at home to watch MLB games on television. The only change made within the next 27 years was Class A being subdivided for the first time to form Class A Short Season in 1966.[3]

Year Triple-A Double-A Class A Class A Short Season Rookie League
1989 Columbus Clippers Albany-Colonie Yankees Prince William Cannons
Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees
DSL Yankees
1988 Columbus Clippers Albany-Colonie Yankees Prince William Cannons
Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees
1987 Columbus Clippers Albany-Colonie Yankees Prince William Cannons
Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees
1986 Columbus Clippers Albany-Colonie Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees
1985 Columbus Clippers Albany-Colonie Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees
1984 Columbus Clippers Nashville Sounds Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Hornets
Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees
1983 Columbus Clippers Nashville Sounds Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Hornets
Oneonta Yankees
1982 Columbus Clippers Nashville Sounds Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Hornets
Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees
Paintsville Yankees
1981 Columbus Clippers Nashville Sounds Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Hornets
Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees
Paintsville Yankees
1980 Columbus Clippers Nashville Sounds Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Hornets
Oneonta Yankees GCL Yankees
Paintsville Yankees
1979 Columbus Clippers West Haven Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees Oneonta Yankees Paintsville Yankees
1978 Tacoma Rainiers West Haven Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees Oneonta Yankees
1977 Syracuse Chiefs West Haven Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees Oneonta Yankees
1976 Syracuse Chiefs West Haven Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees Oneonta Yankees
1975 Syracuse Chiefs West Haven Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees Oneonta Yankees
1974 Syracuse Chiefs West Haven Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees Oneonta Yankees Johnson City Yankees
1973 Syracuse Chiefs West Haven Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees Oneonta Yankees Johnson City Yankees
1972 Syracuse Chiefs West Haven Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Kinston Eagles
Oneonta Yankees Johnson City Yankees
1971 Syracuse Chiefs Manchester Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Kinston Eagles
Oneonta Yankees Johnson City Yankees
1970 Syracuse Chiefs Manchester Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Kinston Eagles
Oneonta Yankees Johnson City Yankees
1969 Syracuse Chiefs Manchester Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Kinston Eagles
Oneonta Yankees Johnson City Yankees
1968 Syracuse Chiefs Binghamton Triplets Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Kinston Eagles
Oneonta Yankees Johnson City Yankees
1967 Syracuse Chiefs Binghamton Triplets Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Yankees
Oneonta Yankees Johnson City Yankees
1966 Toledo Mud Hens Columbus Confederate Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Yankees
Binghamton Triplets
Johnson City Yankees
GCL Yankees
1965 Toledo Mud Hens Columbus Confederate Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Yankees
Binghamton Triplets
Johnson City Yankees
FRL Yankees
1964 Richmond Virginians Columbus Confederate Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Yankees
Shelby Colonels
SRL Yankees
1963 Richmond Virginians Augusta Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees
Greensboro Yankees
Shelby Colonels
Idaho Falls Yankees
Harlan Yankees

1932–1962[edit]

The minors operated with six classes (Triple-A, Double-A, and Classes A, B, C, and D) from 1946 to 1962. The Pacific Coast League (PCL) was reclassified from Triple-A to Open in 1952 due to the possibility of becoming a third major league. This arrangement ended following the 1957 season when the relocation of the National League's Dodgers and Giants to the West Coast killed any chance of the PCL being promoted. The 1963 reorganization resulted in the Eastern and South Atlantic Leagues being elevated from Class A to Double-A, five of seven Class D circuits plus the ones in B and C upgraded to A, and the Appalachian League reclassified from D to Rookie.[3]

Year Triple-A Double-A Class A Class B Class C Class D
1962 Richmond Virginians Amarillo Gold Sox Augusta Yankees Greensboro Yankees Idaho Falls Yankees Fort Lauderdale Yankees
1961 Richmond Virginians Amarillo Gold Sox Binghamton Triplets Greensboro Yankees Modesto Reds Auburn Yankees
St. Petersburg Saints
1960 Richmond Virginians Amarillo Gold Sox Binghamton Triplets Greensboro Yankees Modesto Reds
Fargo-Moorhead Twins
Auburn Yankees
St. Petersburg Saints
1959 Richmond Virginians Binghamton Triplets Greensboro Yankees Modesto Reds
Fargo-Moorhead Twins
St. Petersburg Saints
Auburn Yankees
Kearney Yankees
1958 Richmond Virginians
Denver Bears
New Orleans Pelicans Binghamton Triplets Greensboro Yankees Modesto Reds
Fargo-Moorhead Twins
St. Petersburg Saints
Auburn Yankees
Kearney Yankees
1957 Richmond Virginians
Denver Bears
New Orleans Pelicans Binghamton Triplets Peoria Chiefs Modesto Reds
Alexandria Aces
St. Petersburg Saints
Kearney Yankees
Greenville Majors
1956 Richmond Virginians
Denver Bears
Birmingham Barons Binghamton Triplets Quincy Gems
Winston-Salem Twins
Modesto Reds
Monroe Sports
St. Petersburg Saints
Kearney Yankees
Bradford Yankees
McAlester Rockets
1955 Denver Bears Birmingham Barons Binghamton Triplets Quincy Gems
Winston-Salem Twins
Norfolk Tars
Modesto Reds
Monroe Sports
McAlester Rockets
Bristol Twins
Owensboro Oilers
1954 Kansas City Blues Birmingham Barons Binghamton Triplets Quincy Gems
Norfolk Tars
Modesto Reds
St. Joseph Saints
McAlester Rockets
Bristol Twins
Owensboro Oilers
1953 Kansas City Blues
Syracuse Chiefs
Birmingham Barons Binghamton Triplets Quincy Gems
Norfolk Tars
Boise Yankees
Joplin Miners
McAlester Rockets
Olean Yankees
Owensboro Oilers
1952 Kansas City Blues Beaumont Roughnecks Binghamton Triplets Quincy Gems
Norfolk Tars
Boise Yankees
Joplin Miners
McAlester Rockets
Olean Yankees
Fond du Lac Panthers
1951 Kansas City Blues
San Francisco Seals
Beaumont Roughnecks Binghamton Triplets
Muskegon Reds
Quincy Gems
Norfolk Tars
Joplin Miners
Amsterdam Rugmakers
Twin Falls Cowboys
McAlester Rockets
La Grange Troupers
Newark Yankees
Fond du Lac Panthers
1950 Kansas City Blues Beaumont Roughnecks Binghamton Triplets
Muskegon Reds
Quincy Gems
Norfolk Tars
Joplin Miners
Amsterdam Rugmakers
Twin Falls Cowboys
Grand Forks Chiefs
McAlester Rockets
Newark Yankees
La Grange Troupers
Fond du Lac Panthers
Independence Yankees
1949 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Beaumont Exporters Binghamton Triplets
Augusta Tigers
Quincy Gems
Norfolk Tars
Manchester Yankees
Victoria Athletics
Joplin Miners
Amsterdam Rugmakers
Twin Falls Cowboys
Grand Forks Chiefs
Ventura Yankees
McAlester Rockets
Newark Yankees
La Grange Troupers
Independence Yankees
Fond du Lac Panthers
Belleville Stags
Easton Yankees
1948 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Beaumont Exporters Binghamton Triplets
Augusta Tigers
Quincy Gems
Norfolk Tars
Manchester Yankees
Victoria Athletics
Joplin Miners
Amsterdam Rugmakers
Twin Falls Cowboys
Grand Forks Chiefs
Ventura Yankees
Bisbee-Douglas Miners
Butler Yankees
Longview Texans
McAlester Rockets
Newark Yankees
La Grange Troupers
Independence Yankees
Fond du Lac Panthers
Easton Yankees
Blackstone Barristers
1947 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Beaumont Exporters Binghamton Triplets
Augusta Tigers
Denver Bears
Quincy Gems
Norfolk Tars
Victoria Athletics
Sunbury Yankees
Joplin Miners
Amsterdam Rugmakers
Twin Falls Cowboys
Ventura Yankees
Butler Yankees
Bisbee Yanks
Independence Yankees
Fond du Lac Panthers
Easton Yankees
Stroudsburg Poconos
1946 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Beaumont Exporters Binghamton Triplets
Augusta Tigers
Quincy Gems
Norfolk Tars
Sunbury Yankees
Joplin Miners
Amsterdam Rugmakers
Twin Falls Cowboys
Butler Yankees
Fond du Lac Panthers
Easton Yankees
Wellsville Yankees
1945 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars Wellsville Yankees
1944 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars Wellsville Yankees
1943 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars Wellsville Yankees
1942 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars Amsterdam Rugmakers
Joplin Miners
Wellsville Yankees
Butler Yankees
Fond du Lac Panthers
1941 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars Amsterdam Rugmakers
Joplin Miners
Akron Yankees
Idaho Falls Russets
Butler Yankees
Easton Yankees
Norfolk Yankees
1940 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars
Augusta Tigers
Wenatchee Chiefs
Amsterdam Rugmakers
Joplin Miners
Akron Yankees
Idaho Falls Russets
Butler Yankees
Easton Yankees
Norfolk Yankees
Neosho Yankees
1939 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars
Augusta Tigers
Wenatchee Chiefs
Amsterdam Rugmakers
Joplin Miners
Akron Yankees
Butler Yankees
Easton Yankees
Neosho Yankees
Big Spring Barons
El Paso Texans
Newport Canners
Norfolk Elks
1938 Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars
Augusta Tigers
Wenatchee Chiefs
Jackson Senators
Joplin Miners
Akron Yankees
Butler Yankees
Neosho Yankees
Norfolk Elks
1937 Oakland Oaks
Kansas City Blues
Newark Bears
Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars
Augusta Tigers
Jackson Senators
Joplin Miners
Akron Yankees
Bartlesville Blues
Smiths Falls Beavers
Butler Yankees
Norfolk Elks
Palatka Azaleas
1936 Oakland Oaks
Newark Bears
Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars Joplin Miners
Akron Yankees
Butler Yankees
1935 Oakland Oaks
Newark Bears
Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars Joplin Miners
Akron Yankees
Washington Generals
1934 Newark Bears Binghamton Triplets Norfolk Tars Wheeling Stogies Washington Generals
1933 Newark Bears Binghamton Triplets Durham Bulls Wheeling Stogies
1932 Newark Bears Springfield Rifles Binghamton Triplets
Erie Sailors
Cumberland Colts

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yankees Affiliates". New York Yankees. Major League Baseball. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "New York Yankees Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Cronin, John (Spring 2013). "Truth in the Minor League Class Structure: The Case for the Reclassification of the Minors". The Baseball Research Journal. Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Reichard, Kevin (September 2, 2018). "Yankees, RailRiders Extend PDC". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Reichard, Kevin (August 30, 2012). "Thunder, Yankees extend PDC through 2022". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Reichard, Kevin. "Affiliate Dance". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Reichard, Kevin (September 10, 2016). "RiverDogs, Yankees Renew PDC Through 2020". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved September 13, 2018.

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