Monday, October 27, 2008

Saluting the 1999 World Champions

On this date in 1999, Oct. 27, the New York Yankees won their 25th World Championship. Of the four World Championship teams from 1996-2000, the 1999 team seems to get talked about the least. The '96 team was the first, so it was special. The '98 team is considered the best of the four and won 125 games. And of course the 2000 team beat the Mets in the legendary "Subway Series." But the '99 team was an ass-kicker as well. Let's not forget they beat Boston in the American League Championship Series and then swept Atlanta in four. God bless the 1999 New York Yankees, now and forever.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saluting the 1996 and 2000 World Champions

On this date, October 26, in 1996 and 2000, the Yankees won their 23rd and 26th World Championships. The '96 team was the first Yankee Word Championship team in 18 years and took out the heavily favored Atlanta Braves in six games. And the 2000 team dusted the Mets in the memorable, emotion-filled "Subway Series." Of the four World Championship teams from 1996-2000, I think I wanted that one the most. God bless the 1996 and 2000 New York Yankees, now and forever.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Saluting the 1998 World Champions

In 1998, ten years ago today, the New York Yankees completed a four game sweep of the San Diego Padres in the World Series to clinch the team's 24th World Championship. This team, with 114 season wins and 125 total wins, is considered the best of the great 1996-2003 Yankee teams and, in the opinion of many, the greatest baseball team of all-time. God bless the 1998 New York Yankees, now and forever.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Reg-gie! Reg-gie!

On this date in 1977, Reggie Jackson hit three home runs in Game 6 of the World Series. He hit them all on the first pitch off of three different pitchers. He was the MVP of the World Series and led the Yankees to their first World Championship in 15 years. God bless Reggie Jackson, now and forever.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Some Yankees news ...

Things are slow right now, but the hot stove should heat up in November with free agent signings, trades, contracts expiring, ect. Here's a few quick items:
1. Cashman has signed a new three-year deal to remain GM of Yanks. Says that, as of now, Wang is the only starter guaranteed a spot in the rotation next season.
2. Mo had successful surgery on his bum shoulder. He'll be throwing by January. No problems expected.
3. Yanks have decided against holding a second Yankee Stadium sendoff in November. There was talk of a concert, or having more old players come back, but they now feel that the ceremonies held on Sept. 21 would be hard to top, and that the last event at Yankee Stadium should be a baseball game. Jeter's speech to the fans and the team's tip of the cap and salute to the fans was the final moment. Nice move.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Deep to left ...

In 1978, 30 years ago today, Bucky Dent sank the hearts of New England with one of the most famous home runs in Yankee history. God bless Bucky Dent, now and forever.

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