The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division.

The other New York City-based major league team is the NL’s New York Mets, who play in the National League (NL). In 1901, the Yankees were known as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the modern Baltimore Orioles).

Matt Blake
Matt Blake

In 1903, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery bought the franchise and moved it to New York City, dubbing the team the New York Highlanders after their new home city of New York.

As of 1913, the Highlanders were formally dubbed the New York Yankees after their new city of residence.

Who is the pitching coach for the Yankees?

Matt Blake is an American professional baseball coach. He is the pitching coach for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

As an associate scout for the New York Yankees, Blake began his professional baseball career in 2010. He was the pitching coach for the Cape Cod League’s Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox in 2015.

A pitching coordinator for the Cleveland Indians’ minor league affiliate, he was elevated to assistant director of pitching development in 2016 after working in the organization as a lower-level coordinator in 2015.

On November 7, 2019, the Yankees hired him as their pitching coach.