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A 30 Sep item from The New York Times’ City Room blog reveals the origins of the Yankees’ world famous logo:
It was designed by Tiffany & Co. as part of a silver shield-shaped Medal of Valor depicting a woman placing a laurel wreath on a policeman’s head. It also contained the by-now-familiar interlocking letters ‘NY.’ The medal was given to John McDowell, a New York police officer shot in the line of duty, in 1877, one year after the National League was formed.
I did not know that. City Room displayed a fairly small photograph of the medal, but a Google search revealed this larger one:
Anyway, things to keep Yankees fans entertained as a disappointing season draws to a close.+