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Yankees' Greatest Hits
The Yankees have won a record 26 World Series championships and are
the most successful franchise in baseball history. CNN/SI takes a look
back at each Yankees title.
d. New York Mets, 4-1
In the first Subway Series since 1956, the Yankees became the first team since
the 1972-74 Oakland Athletics to win three World Series championships in row.
Despite finishing the regular season with a less-than-spectacular 87-74 record,
New York went 11-5 in the postseason, en route to its fourth title in five
years. Fan favorite Derek Jeter, who batted .409 with two solo home runs against
the Mets, was named Series MVP.
Photo by Al Tielemans
d. Atlanta Braves 4-0
The Yankees won their third Series title in four years, and their 25th
overall. In sweeping the Braves, the team with the best record in the
'90s, the Bombers cemented their status as team of the decade. Series
MVP Mariano Rivera (pictured, hugging teammate Jorge Posada as he
closed out the clincher) didn't allow a run as he earned a win and two
Photo by ALLSPORT
d. San Diego Padres 4-0
The Yankees capped a record-setting regular season, during which they
won an AL-best-ever 114 games, by steamrolling through the playoffs.
Scott Brosius went 8-for-17 (.471) with two home runs and six RBIs
during the Series to earn MVP honors. Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter
(pictured) hit .353 for the Series.
Photo by Ronald C. Modra
d. Atlanta Braves 4-2
In their first World Series appearance in 15 years, the
Bronx Bombers faced the vaunted Atlanta pitching staff. The Braves
won the first two games and seemed poised for their second straight
title. But Jim Leyritz' game-tying homer in Game 4 helped the Yankees
win in extra innings. MVP John Wetteland (pictured) held off the Braves in Game 6
at Yankee Stadium.
Photo by Chuck Solomon
d. Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2
The Yankees overcame a two-game deficit by sweeping the next four, the
first time a team achieved the feat in a World Series. Four
spectacular defensive plays by third baseman Graig Nettles in Game 3 helped them turn the tide. Bantam-hitting shortstop
Bucky Dent (pictured) completed a magical October by batting .417
(10-for-24, seven RBIs) and earning MVP honors.
Photo by Heinz Kluetmeier
d. Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2
Mr. October took center stage as the Yankees' won their first championship since 1962. Reggie Jackson (pictured) belted five home
runs, all on first pitches, to set a Series record. Three of them came
in the Game 6 clincher, tying Babe Ruth's one-game Series record. Ron
Guidry and Mike Torrez (two) pitched complete-game victories, and
Cy Young Award-winner Sparky Lyle won Game 1 with 3
scoreless innings in relief.
Photo by Walter Iooss Jr.