New York Yankees
The Devil was off in his calculation of the next time the Yankees would have won the American League pennant: not "a century from now", but 1996, one of their twenty-seven World Series championship teams.
Don Mattingly was once forced by Charles Montgomery Burns to cut is sideburns, when Mattingly was playing for the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's company softball team. Once Burns walked away, Mattingly mutters "I still like him better than Steinbrenner".
Homer once admitted "America is the New York Yankees of countries. Powerful and respected until the year 2000".
Lisa also said "You know, symbols can often rile people up - the swastika, the New York Yankees logo".
- Wade Boggs (1993–1997)
- Roger Clemens (1999–2003, 2007)
- José Canseco (2000)
- Joe DiMaggio (1936–1951)
- Whitey Ford (1950–1967)
- Tommy Henrich (1937–1942, 1946–1950)
- Steve Howe (1991–1996)
- Mickey Mantle (1951–1968)
- Reggie Jackson (1977–1981)
- Derek Jeter (1996-)
- Randy Johnson (2005–2006)
- Don Mattingly (1982–1995)
- Babe Ruth (1921–1933)
- Steve Sax (1989–1991)
- Darryl Strawberry (1995–1999)
Behind the Laughter
The New York Yankees are a baseball team that has been in the American League since their creation in 1903. The Yankees were originally the Baltimore Orioles and later the New York Highlanders. Since their change to the current name, the New York Yankees, they have won twenty-seven World Series championships and forty American League pennants, which is the most in Major League Baseball history. The next team, the St. Louis Cardinals, only have eleven World Series championships.
Mr. Burns forcing Mattingly to cut his sideburns is a reference to former aggressive Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner's "no facial hair or hair longer than your neck" rule. Coincidentally, a year before, Mattingly was forced in real life to cut his long hair.
At the time Homer at the Bat was recorded, only Steve Sax and Don Mattingly had played for the New York Yankees. However, four of the other players would later play for the Yankees (Boggs, Clemens, Canseco, and Strawberry).
Denis Leary is a big Boston Red Sox fan, both in The Simpsons and in real life. This represents the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.
- "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
- "Homer at the Bat"
- "The Mansion Family"
- "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass"
- "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play"
- "Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times"
- "The Boys of Bummer"
- "Lost Verizon"
- "The Good, the Sad, and the Drugly"
- "A Midsummer's Nice Dreams"
- "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson"
- "Dancin' Homer"
- "Truth Mirrors 'Simpsons' Fiction", Chicago Tribune,, p. 3. Retrieved on 2008-07-07.