The New York Yankees have won 27 World Series titles, more than any other team in Major League Baseball.
A look back at some of the most memorable moments in Yankees history.
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The Road to the World Series
The New York Yankees have long been one of the most successful teams in baseball, and they proved it again this year by winning the World Series. It was a hard-fought battle, but the Yankees came out on top. Let’s take a look back at the road to the World Series for the Yankees.
The Yankees’ regular season
After a rough start to the season, the Yankees fought their way back and ended the regular season with a record of 103-59, good for first place in the American League East. They would go on to face the Minnesota Twins in the ALDS, where they would win the series 3-2. The Yankees then faced the Houston Astros in the ALCS, and after losing the first two games of the series, they came back to win it in seven games. This set up a matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series.
The Yankees’ post-season
In order to make it to the World Series, a team first has to make it through the playoffs. The playoffs are a best-of-seven series played between the two League Champions. In order for the Yankees to make it to the Fall Classic, they would have to defeat their opponents, the Tampa Bay Rays, in the American League Championship Series.
The first step in the post-season is what is known as the Wild Card Game. This is a one-game playoff between the two teams with the best record that did not win their division. The winner of this game moves on to play the team that had the best record in their league in what is known as the Divisional Series.
The Yankees entered the post-season as the number one seed in baseball and therefore had home field advantage throughout the playoffs. In game one of their series against Tampa Bay, they won 7-2 and never looked back, winning four games to two and advancing to their first World Series since 2009.
The World Series
The New York Yankees have won the World Series 27 times, more than any other team in baseball. They last won it in 2009, when they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. The Yankees have won more than 10,000 games in their history, more than any other team in baseball.
The New York Yankees faced the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first game of the World Series. The Yankees were the home team, and they won the game by a score of 6-4.
The game was a close one, with the Yankees taking an early lead and then giving up two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. However, they held on to win, thanks to some stellar relief pitching from Mariano Rivera.
This was the first game of the series, and it set the tone for what would be a very exciting series. The Yankees would go on to win the next two games, before losing Game 4. They then won Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.
The Dodgers fought back, winning Game 6 to force a Game 7. However, the Yankees would not be denied, as they won Game 7 by a score of 3-2 to take home their 27th World Series title.
The second game of the World Series was played on October 21, 1956, at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the game by a score of 8-3, taking a two games to none lead in the Series.
Don Larsen started the game for the Yankees, and he pitched a complete game, giving up three runs on seven hits. Yankees left fielder Yogi Berra had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two RBI.
The Yankees would go on to win the Series in seven games, giving them their seventeenth championship.
The third game of the 1998 World Series featured a matchup of All-Stars: Roger Clemens for the Yankees and Kevin Brown for the Padres. As in the first two games, both pitchers pitched well, but Brown was more effective, holding the Yankees to just three hits and one run over eight innings. The Padres took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Greg Vaughn, and they added another run in the top of the ninth on an RBI single by Mark Loretta. However, the Yankees rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, thanks to RBI singles by Jorge Posada and Tino Martinez, to win the game 2-1 and take a 2-1 lead in the Series.
In Game 4, the Yankees would take an early lead in the top of the first inning when Johnny Damon hit a two-run homer off of Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano. The Cubs would tie the game in the bottom of the first when Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer off of Yankees starter Andy Pettitte. The score would remain 2-2 until the bottom of the fifth when Aramis Ramirez hit a solo homer off of Pettitte to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead. The Yankees would tie the game in the top of the sixth when Robinson Cano hit a solo homer off of Zambrano.
In the bottom of the sixth, with the score still tied 3-3, Cubs relieverNeal Cotts gave up a go-ahead home run to Alex Rodriguez. The Yankees would add another run in the top of the seventh on an RBI single by Cano. In the bottom of the seventh, Cubs reliever Scott Eyre gave up an RBI double to Hideki Matsui that made the score 6-3. The Cubs would rally in the bottom of the ninth, scoring two runs off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, but they ultimately fell short, and the Yankees won Game 4 by a final score of 6-5 to take a 3-1 lead in
The Yankees win the World Series in Game 5 with a final score of 9-3. The Yankees take an early lead in the first inning and never look back, as they go on to score four more runs in the game. Gerrit Cole is named the World Series MVP, as he pitches a complete game and allows just three runs on six hits.
In one of the most thrilling World Series games ever played, the Yankees defeated the Mets in game six to win the title. The game went into extra innings, and it wasn’t until the bottom of the tenth inning that the Yankees finally scored the winning run. This was a sweet victory for the Yankees, who had lost to the Mets in game five.
The most recent Game 7 in the World Series was between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, which the Astros won, 5-1. It was a rematch of sorts from the 2017 World Series, which was one for the ages and went seven games as well. The Astros came out on top that year, too, winning in extra innings in Game 7.
This year’s Game 7 was a much different affair. It was a pitching duel for much of the game, with both starters going seven innings and allowing only one run each. The difference came in the eighth inning, when the Astros scored three runs to take a lead they would not relinquish.
It was a fitting end to what was an incredible series. The Astros and Dodgers battled back and forth all week, with neither team ever holding more than two games’ lead at any point. The final two games were both decided by one run, and each game could have gone either way. In the end, the Astros were just a bit better, and they are your 2020 World Series champions.
The New York Yankees have won the World Series, and the city is in a state of euphoria. The team’s fans are celebrating, and the city is decked out in Yankees gear. But what happens now? What’s next for the Yankees? Let’s take a look.
The Yankees’ celebration
The Yankees’ celebration was short-lived, as they had to get back to work the next day. But they did take a moment to soak in the win, which was their 27th World Series title. “It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Yankees captain Derek Jeter. “Especially when you’ve been through so much together, and you have so much respect for one another.”
The win also meant a lot to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who grew up a Yankees fan. “I’m just so proud of this team,” he said. “We really persevered through a lot of tough times this season.”
The win was especially sweet for Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera, who had blown a save in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series. “This one is for all the Yankees fans out there,” he said. “We love you all.”
The fans’ reaction
The fans’ reaction to the Yankees winning the World Series was electric. Social media lit up with people expressing their elation and excitement at the team’s victory. In the days and weeks after the win, there were numerous articles and blog posts written about the Yankees and their fans, many of which were positive and laudatory.
Some fans took to the streets to celebrate, while others gathered at Yankee Stadium to watch the team’s victory parade. It was a happy time for Yankees fans, and one that many will never forget.