Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Scott Brosius and Yankees sweep Padres - 10 years ago

With the World Series now upon us, Stiles Points will be reflecting back on some anniversary moments of the World Series...

It was exactly 10 years ago today that the New York Yankees completed their 4-game sweep of the San Diego Padres to claim the 1998 World Series...this was the first of three straight World Series title for the Yankees...

Third baseman Scott Brosius (photo, right) was named the Series MVP as he batted .471 with two homers and 6 RBIs...another star was first baseman Tino Martinez (photo, below) who hit .385 for the Series, but his biggest hit occurred in Game 1 when he broke open a close game with a gra
nd slam in the 7th inning...Derek Jeter and Chuck Knoblauch were also solid with .353 and .375 averages respectively...

Mariano Rivera recorded three saves in Series and did not allow a run...the only disappointment for the Yankees was the play of centerfield Bernie Williams who batted .063 and had only one hit...

With Joe Torre as the manager, the Yankees posted a 114-48 regular season mark...including the post-season, New York finished with 125 wins, which is the most ever by a team in a single season...just one year earlier, the Yankees were defeated by the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS...immediately after the game, owner George Steinbrenner vowed that the Yankees would win the Series next year...

2 comments:

GMoney said...

Ooooh, Stiles, I have to call you out on this. After the '98 season, the Yankees did not lose to the Indians, they beat the Braves in the World Series again. They lost to the Tribe in 1997.

The 1998 Yankees are the best team in the history of baseball (or at least in my lifetime).

GMoney said...

Disregard my bullshit first paragraph...I'm an idiot.