The clincher in 1996 on October 26 will always hold a very special spot in this Yankee fan’s heart. We had settled for great Tier tickets right behind the plate for Game Six rather than getting seats on the wings for Games One or Two in the Stadium. The spine-tingling 3-2 Jimmy Key win over Greg Maddux and the Braves, largely behind Joe Girardi‘s booming triple, is a dear memory indeed. Continue reading
With the 2014 World Series in full swing, with all the hype and hoopla in the air, a flashback to an earlier and more innocent time in national pastime history seems in order.
Back in the 1880s, for a period of seven years, there had been playoffs between National League and American Association champs. Continue reading
Jim Leyritz went yard off Mark Wohlers in what may have been the most famous game of the amazing, 13-year, in-the-playoffs string that just ended for the Yanks in 2008. The Yanks and Kenny Rogers fell behind the Braves early, 6-0, but The King’s shot capped the second three-run inning the Yanks posted to get even, and they scored two in the 10th for the 8-6 win. They won back-to-back games in Atlanta and evened a Series they had been given little chance to win, on October 23, 1996. Continue reading