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Yankees Begin Another Dynasty – This Day in Baseball 1996

The foul pop up into foul territory just off of third base and hit leather for the final out of the game. The Yankees swarmed the player in celebration and the comeback was complete. The New York Yankees went on a late run and pushed the 1978 regular season an extra game and broke Boston’s heart by moving on to the postseason.

Craig Nettles squeezing the baseball in his glove was reminiscent of the play by Charlie Hayes 18 years later, but the latter won the world Series right then and there; the Yankees also won it all in 1978, but had to get through the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Dodgers before popping the champagne.

Even the most optimistic Yankees fan could not foresee that on October 26, 1996 that the team would go on and win three of the next four Fall Classics and maintain a dynasty that made The Bronx the borough of champions once again in the franchise’s illustrious history.


Closer John Wetteland was named the World Series MVP and it didn’t look that way after the Bombers dropped the first two games at home to the Atlanta Braves. But the Yanks went on to win four straight to give them their 23rd title and they have won a total of four more since then.

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