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OklaYankeeFan
10-18-01, 11:45 PM
How the interlocking NY became our "logo"? I read or heard somewhere that it was a police or firefighter's logo & the team started using it? I would really like some print on how that all came about. Anyone know of a website or a book that tells the story?

Allonsanfan
10-19-01, 03:43 AM
This design was created in 1877 by Louis B. Tiffany for a medal to be given posthumously to NYC policemen who died in the line of duty.However,it's not clear how it became a Yankee logo.Probably the fact that one of the first Highlanders/Yankees owner Bill Devery was a former NYC police chief has something in common with it.This logo first appeared on Highlanders' uniforms in 1909.
Short information about Yankee logo can be found in "2001 New York Yankees Information and Record Guide".