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2000 World Series
2000 World Series Logo
Team (Wins) Manager Season
New York Yankees (4) Joe Torre 87–74, .540, GA: 2½
New York Mets (1) Bobby Valentine 94–68, .580, GB: 1
Dates: October 21–October 26
MVP: Derek Jeter (New York Yankees)
Television: Fox
TV announcers: Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Bob Brenly
Radio: ESPN
Radio announcers: Jon Miller, Dave Campbell
Umpires: Ed Montague, Jerry Crawford, Tim McClelland, Tim Welke, Charlie Reliford, Jeff Kellogg
ALCS: New York Yankees over Seattle Mariners (4–2)
NLCS: New York Mets over St. Louis Cardinals (4–1)
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The 2000 World Series, the 96th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series, featured a crosstown matchup between the two-time defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Mets, with the Yankees winning four games to one for their third straight championship and 26th overall. It marks, to date, the last World Series with a repeat champion. It was the first postseason Subway Series since 1956. For the Mets, it was their fourth World Series appearance—the most of any expansion franchise in the MLB and their first since their championship season of 1986.

Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement between MLB and the new World Umpires Association signed in 2000, the traditional National League and American League umpire was discontinued. All umpires reported to Major League Baseball, with an interim uniform. During the 2000 playoffs, the new umpire uniforms (black and cream shirts), with the Major League Baseball logo on the caps and shirts, were used for the first time.

The Yankees were the first team to three-peat as champions since the 1972–1974 Oakland Athletics (The Athletics defeated the Mets in 1973 to win the World Series) and the first franchise to appear in three straight World Series since the 1988–1990 Oakland Athletics.

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Summary

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL New York Mets (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 21 New York Mets – 3, New York Yankees – 4 (12 innings) Yankee Stadium (I) 4:51 55,913[1]
2 October 22 New York Mets – 5, New York Yankees – 6 Yankee Stadium (I) 3:30 56,059[2] 
3 October 24 New York Yankees – 2, New York Mets – 4 Shea Stadium 3:39 55,299[3] 
4 October 25 New York Yankees – 3, New York Mets – 2 Shea Stadium 3:20 55,290[4] 
5 October 26 New York Yankees – 4, New York Mets – 2 Shea Stadium 3:32 55,292[5]

Matchups

Game 1

Saturday, October 21, 2000 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
New York (NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 0
New York (AL) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 12 0

WP: Mike Stanton (1–0)  LP: Turk Wendell (0–1)  

The opener fell on two anniversaries. Twenty-five years prior, Boston Red Sox's catcher Carlton Fisk ended Game 6 of the 1975 World Series with his famous home run off the left field foul pole in Fenway Park in Boston to beat the Cincinnati Reds and force a Game 7. Twenty years prior the Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series title, defeating the Kansas City Royals in six games.

Game 1 was a match-up between postseason veterans Al Leiter and Andy Pettitte. Both starters pitched scoreless until the sixth inning when David Justice's two-run double put the Yankees on top. In the top half of the seventh, Pettitte would quickly lose the lead on a barrage of hits, the last by Edgardo Alfonzo to put the Mets on top. However, the Yankees would rally to tie the game on Chuck Knoblauch's sacrifice fly against Mets closer Armando Benítez. Jose Vizcaino would drive in Tino Martinez in the twelfth inning with his fourth hit of the game to win it for the Yankees.

Game 2

Sunday, October 22, 2000 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 7 3
New York (AL) 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 X 6 12 1

WP: Roger Clemens (1–0)  LP: Mike Hampton (0–1)  
HRs:  NYM – Mike Piazza (1), Jay Payton (1)  NYY – Scott Brosius (1)

In Game 2 Roger Clemens started for the Yankees. Earlier in the year during regular season Interleague play, Clemens had hit Mets catcher Mike Piazza in the head with a fastball that resulted in Piazza getting a concussion and going on the disabled list. Game 2 still saw its share of controversy with Clemens and Piazza. Early in the game during Piazza's first at bat, Clemens pitch had shattered Piazza's bat. The ball went foul, but a sharp edge of the bat came towards Clemens. Clemens came off the mound and threw the bat towards the baseline, almost hitting the running Piazza. Piazza was perplexed and baffled by Clemens' actions and Mets supporters lambasted Clemens for his actions. Clemens, after the game, explained himself saying he did not see Piazza running and threw the bat because he was pumped up with nervous energy and initially charged the incoming broken bat, believing it to be the ball at first. Piazza did get some revenge by belting a home run off reliever Jeff Nelson later in the game, but in the end the Yankees came away with a 6–5 win.

The Yankees' Game 2 win tied the longest AL winning streak in the World Series at ten games (the AL had previously won ten straight from 1927–29 and again from 1937–40).

Game 3

Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (AL) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
New York (NL) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 X 4 9 0

WP: John Franco (1–0)  LP: Orlando Hernández (0–1)  SV: Armando Benítez (1)  
HRs:  NYM – Robin Ventura (1)

The Mets broke open a 2–2 tie in the eighth inning to go ahead and eventually win the game. This ended the Yankees fourteen game winning streak in World Series play dating back to the 1996 World Series.

Yankee hurler Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez earned the loss, snapping his undefeated postseason record (6–0).

Game 4

Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (AL) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
New York (NL) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1

WP: Jeff Nelson (1–0)  LP: Bobby Jones (0–1)  SV: Mariano Rivera (1)  
HRs:  NYY – Derek Jeter (1)  NYM – Mike Piazza (2)

The Yankees scored first on a first pitch solo home run by Derek Jeter. It is the sixteenth lead off homer in World Series history, also marked the thirteen-game hitting streak in the World Series for Jeter.[4] Footage of this home run currently serves as the background for the title screen of YES Network's "Yankeeography" series.

Game 5

Thursday, October 26, 2000 at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (AL) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 7 1
New York (NL) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1

WP: Mike Stanton (2–0)  LP: Al Leiter (0–1)  SV: Mariano Rivera (2)  
HRs:  NYY – Bernie Williams (1), Derek Jeter (2)

The Yankees scored first on a Bernie Williams solo home run in the second inning. However, the Mets responded with two unearned runs off Andy Pettitte in the bottom of the inning. In the top of the sixth, Derek Jeter homered to tie the game at 2–2. In the top of the ninth, Luis Sojo hit a two out single off Mets' starter Al Leiter, the throw from center field hit Jorge Posada as he was sliding into home plate and went into the Yankees dugout, allowing Scott Brosius to score and Luis Sojo to take third base, putting the Yankees on top 4–2. In the bottom of the ninth, Mike Piazza faced Mariano Rivera as the tying run with two outs. Piazza hit a deep fly ball, but it was caught in the deepest part of the ballpark by Bernie Williams to end the game and give the Yankees their third straight world title and fourth in five years.

Game 5 was the final World Series game at Shea Stadium (1969, 1973, 1986 and 2000).

Composite box

The New York City Subway promoted rapid transit usage for the 2000 "Subway Series." The D and 4 served Yankee Stadium and the 7 served Shea Stadium.

2000 World Series (4–1): New York Yankees (A.L.) over New York Mets (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
New York Yankees 3 3 2 1 1 3 1 1 3 0 0 1 19 47 2
New York Mets 0 3 2 0 0 1 3 2 5 0 0 0 16 40 5
Total attendance: 277,853   Average attendance: 55,571
Winning player’s share: $294,783   Losing player’s share: $238,654[6]

Records

  • The 1998–2000 New York Yankees establish a record of ten consecutive games won in consecutive World Series. The previous record was nine by the 1937–1939 Yankees. Overall, the Yankees had won fourteen straight World Series games (starting with Game 3 of the 1996 World Series) breaking the mark of twelve straight by the 1927, 1928 and 1932 Yankees.

Radio and television

DVD

On October 11, 2005 A&E Home Video released The New York Yankees Fall Classic Collectors Edition (1996–2001) DVD set. Game 5 of the 2000 World Series is included in the set.

See also

References

External links

2000 Major League Baseball Postseason
2000 World Series
American League Championship Series
American League Division Series
New York Yankees | Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners | Chicago White Sox
National League Championship Series
National League Division Series
New York Mets | San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals | Atlanta Braves
2000 Major League Baseball season
American League | National League







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