Geoffrey “Geoff” Block has spent nearly 7 years as the manager of RLB Squared, LLC, a holding company located in Bluffton, South Carolina. In this position he manages employees and all daily operations at the company. Away from work, Geoff J. Block is an avid sports fan. He volunteers as a local coach and instructor in various sports, and enjoys supporting New York City sports teams, including the Knicks and Yankees.
The New York Yankees are, by many metrics, the most accomplished professional sports team in North America, with 27 World Series titles over the course of nearly 117 seasons. The team’s championship success has come in several distinct eras. Following 22 title-less years and consecutive World Series defeats, the Yankees, led by Babe Ruth, captured the first of 27 titles with a 4-2 series win over their crosstown rival Giants in 1923. The Yankees appeared in three of the following five World Series, winning sweeps in 1927 and 1928.
After a third sweep in 1932, the franchise’s first run of dominance began in 1936. Beginning with a 4-2 series victory against the Giants, the Yankees won four consecutive championships, and a total of six out of eight. After a brief “lull” saw the team win just one title in five seasons, New York appeared in 14 of 16 championship series from 1949 through 1964, winning nine, for a total of 20.
Despite the high standards set by the franchise, the Yankees have managed a number of strong runs since their dynasty days. The team won back-to-back titles in 1977 and 1978, following a loss to the Cincinnati Reds in 1976. More recently, the Yankees enjoyed four titles out of six World Series appearances between 1996 and 2003, including three in a row from 1998 to 2000. The 27th and most recent New York Yankees World Series championship came with a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009.