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History of a dynasty

Updated: March 23, 2005, 4:43 PM ET
By Nick Acocella | Special to ESPN.com

"Basically, the philosophy was if you came in second, you lost. Second meant nothing," says former New York second baseman Jerry Coleman on ESPN Classic's documentary on the Yankees.

Like it or not - and a lot of people don't - the New York Yankees are the most successful North American sports franchise. With 26 world championships and 39 pennants since 1921, the Yankees have produced more star power than any other major league team.

They also have been an economic powerhouse, ...

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