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Encyclopedia > 1996 World Series

The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. Game 5 was the final game to be played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (see below). In that game Andy Pettitte shut out John Smoltz as the Yankees won, 1-0. The final out at the Stadium was made when Yankees outfielder Paul O'Neill robbed Luis Polonia of a potential home run. Image File history File links World_Series_Logo_1996. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June January 8 - For only the 7th time in major league history, the Baseball Writers Association of America fails to select a player for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was a baseball and football stadium that formerly stood in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Paul ONeil watches one go Paul Andrew ONeill (born February 25, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds (1987-1992) and New York Yankees (1993-2001). ... Luis Andrew Polonia Almonte (born October 12, 1963, in Santiago, Dominican Republic) was a Major League Baseball outfielder and designated hitter. ...


Managers: Joe Torre (New York), Bobby Cox (Atlanta) Joe Torre returning to the dugout, September 2005. ... Robert Joseph Cox, most widely known as Bobby Cox, (born May 21, 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA) is a former player — and current manager — in Major League Baseball. ...


Umpires: Jim Evans (AL), Terry Tata (NL), Tim Welke (AL), Gerry Davis (NL), Larry Young (AL), Steve Rippley (NL) James Bremond Evans (born November 5, 1946 in Longview, Texas) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1971 to 1999. ... Gerald Sidney Davis (born February 22, 1953 in St. ... MLB umpire. ...


Series MVP: John Wetteland (New York) John Karl Wetteland (born August 21, 1966 in San Mateo, California, USA) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played as a closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. ...


Television: FOX (Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly announcing) The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), but rarely as FBC, is a television network in the United States. ... Joe Buck Joseph Francis Buck (born April 25, 1969 in St. ... James Timothy Tim McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former catcher in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster. ... Robert Earl Brenly (born February 25, 1954 in Coshocton, Ohio) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster. ...

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Summary

The 1996 World Series marked the beginning of the New York Yankees' mini-dynasty of the late 1990's and early 2000's. Despite the rich playoff history of the Yankees, the defending champion Atlanta Braves entered the Series considered heavy favorites. The Yankees had reached the Series after a controversial ALCS victory over the Baltimore Orioles, while the Braves had rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS. Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 1969 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (1) 1996 Major league... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) National League (1876-1877) National Association (1875) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968...


The Braves, who had won the last three games of the NLCS by a combined score of 32-1, continued their roll early in the Fall Classic. Nineteen-year old rookie centerfielder Andruw Jones became the youngest player to homer in a World Series game in the second inning of Game 1. He went deep to left again in the third inning to provide the fireworks for Atlanta's 12-1 rout. Greg Maddux and Mark Wohlers combined on a 4-0 shutout gem in Game 2, and with the Series going to Atlanta, the Braves appeared on the brink of a championsip repeat. Andruw Rudolf Jones [pronounced An-drew, not Ahn-drew] (born April 23, 1977, in Willemstad, Curaçao, in the Netherlands Antilles) is an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966 in San Angelo, Texas, USA) is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. ... Relief pitcher, that lost it and disappeared gradually from baseball. ...


David Cone's pitching and Bernie Williams' three RBIs got New York a win in Game 3. The fourth game would prove to be the decisive contest of the Series. The Braves built a 6-0 lead. After the Yankees closed to 6-3 on pitcher Denny Neagle in the sixth. Two innings later, Yankees backup catcher Jim Leyritz hit a game-tying three run homer off of Braves closer Mark Wohlers. The Yankees went on to win the game 8-6 in ten innings. Leyritz's home run had firmly shifted the momentum of the Series. David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a center fielder for the New York Yankees. ... Dennis Edward Neagle Jr. ... James Joseph Leyritz (The King) was born December 27, 1963 in Lakewood, Ohio. ...


Game 1 loser Andy Pettitte beat 1996 NL Cy Young Award winner John Smoltz in a 1-0 pitcher's duel in Game 5. John Wetteland, the Series MVP, pitched the last inning of the shutout, in addition to earning the save in all four of New York's wins. After a three-run third inning and 5.1 innings by starter Jimmy Key, the Yankees, behind their bullpen were able to hold onto the 3-2 clinching victory. Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... John Karl Wetteland (born August 21, 1966 in San Mateo, California, USA) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played as a closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. ... James Edward Jimmy Key (born April 22, 1961 in Huntsville, Alabama) was a left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... While the game goes on, a relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen, beyond the outfield fence In baseball, the bullpen is the area where pitchers warm-up before entering a game. ...


New York's superior bullpen had proved to be the deciding factor in the Series. The Yankees would go on to win the Series three of the next four years. The Braves, while winning their division every season since 1991, have not won a world series game since game 2 of this series (They were swept 4-0 by New York in 1999).


Game 1

October 20, 1996 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees) October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 2 6 0 1 3 0 0 0 12 13 0
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
W: John Smoltz (1-0)   L: Andy Pettitte (0-1)  
HR: ATLAndruw Jones (2), Fred McGriff (1)

John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Andruw Rudolf Jones [pronounced An-drew, not Ahn-drew] (born April 23, 1977, in Willemstad, Curaçao, in the Netherlands Antilles) is an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves. ... Frederick Stanley Crime Dog McGriff (born October 31, 1963 in Tampa, Florida) is a left-handed Major League Baseball player who has starred for several teams since the mid-1980s, including the Toronto Blue Jays. ...

Game 2

October 21, 1996 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees) October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 10 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
W: Greg Maddux (1-0)   L: Jimmy Key (0-1)  

Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966 in San Angelo, Texas, USA) is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. ... James Edward Jimmy Key (born April 22, 1961 in Huntsville, Alabama) was a left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...

Game 3

October 22, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta Braves) October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was a baseball and football stadium that formerly stood in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 8 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 6 1
W: David Cone (1-0)   L: Tom Glavine (0-1)  S: John Wetteland (1)
HR: NYYBernie Williams (1)

David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord, Massachusetts) is a Major League Baseball player for the New York Mets. ... John Karl Wetteland (born August 21, 1966 in San Mateo, California, USA) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played as a closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a center fielder for the New York Yankees. ...

Game 4

October 23, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta Braves) October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 8 12 0
Atlanta 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 2
W: Graeme Lloyd (1-0)   L: Steve Avery (0-1)  S: John Wetteland (2)
HR: NYYJim Leyritz (1)  ATLFred McGriff (2)

Graeme John Lloyd (April 9, 1967 in Victoria, Australia - ) is a pitcher who had a ten year career from 1993 to 2003. ... Steve Avery plays bass in the band Die Trying, whos name will be changed for legal reasons. ... John Karl Wetteland (born August 21, 1966 in San Mateo, California, USA) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played as a closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. ... James Joseph Leyritz (The King) was born December 27, 1963 in Lakewood, Ohio. ... Frederick Stanley Crime Dog McGriff (born October 31, 1963 in Tampa, Florida) is a left-handed Major League Baseball player who has starred for several teams since the mid-1980s, including the Toronto Blue Jays. ...

Game 5

October 24, 1996 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta Braves) October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
W: Andy Pettitte (1-1)   L: John Smoltz (1-1)  S: John Wetteland (3)

Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... John Karl Wetteland (born August 21, 1966 in San Mateo, California, USA) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played as a closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. ...

Game 6

October 26, 1996 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees) October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 0
New York 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 x 3 8 1
W: Jimmy Key (1-1)   L: Greg Maddux (1-1)  S: John Wetteland (4)

James Edward Jimmy Key (born April 22, 1961 in Huntsville, Alabama) was a left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966 in San Angelo, Texas, USA) is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. ... John Karl Wetteland (born August 21, 1966 in San Mateo, California, USA) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played as a closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. ...

Quote of the Series

"They have surmounted every challenge, they have climbed every mountain..." - John Sterling, WCBS radio, after the Yankees won John Sterling may refer to: John Sterling (author) (1806–1844), British John Sterling (sportscaster) (born 1948), American This human name article is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that might otherwise share the same title, which is a persons or persons name. ... WCBS is the callsign of the Columbia Broadcasting Systems three flagship broadcast stations in New York: WCBS AM, 880kHz WCBS-FM, 101. ...


"To the left side, Hayes waits.........The Yankees are champions of baseball!"- Joe Buck, FOX Charles Dewayne (Charlie) Hayes (born May 23, 1965 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the San Francisco Giants (1988-1989[start], 1998-1999), Philadelphia Phillies (1989[end]-1991, 1995), New York Yankees (1992, 1996[end]-1997), Colorado Rockies (1993-1994), Pittsburgh... Joe Buck Joseph Francis Buck (born April 25, 1969 in St. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), but rarely as FBC, is a television network in the United States. ...


"Back, at the track, at the wall we are tied!" - Joe Buck, calling Jim Leyritz game-tying Game 4 3-run homerun. Joe Buck Joseph Francis Buck (born April 25, 1969 in St. ...


"Ballgame!" - Tim McCarver, calling Paul O'Neill's Game 5 game-ending catch. James Timothy Tim McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former catcher in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster. ...


"The Yankee fans are dancing in the Streets in New York right now" - Tim McCarver (FOX) after the Yankees' Jim Leyritz hit the game-tying 3-run homerun in Game 4. James Timothy Tim McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former catcher in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster. ... James Joseph Leyritz (The King) was born December 27, 1963 in Lakewood, Ohio. ...


"We play tonight to win tonight "das" it" - Yankee second baseman Mariano Duncan before Game 6 at Yankee Stadium. Mariano Duncan was a second-baseman with the Philadelphia Phillies in the early 1990s. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ...


Trivia

  • Game 5 of the 1996 World Series was the last ballgame ever played in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
  • When the Braves lost Game 5, they joined the 1905 Philadelphia Athletics, the 1921 New York Yankees and the 1986 New York Mets as the only teams to lose a 1-0 World Series game on an unearned run.
  • On October 20, 1996, Andruw Jones became the youngest player, 19, in World Series history to hit a home run, surpasing Yankee great Mickey Mantle on Mantle's birthday.
  • Also on October 20, Andruw Jones became only the second player in World Series history (Gene Tenace in 1972) to hit a home run his first two times up in a Series.
  • This was the first World Series to be televised by the Fox Broadcasting Company.
  • Play-by-play man Joe Buck became the second youngest person (at the age of 27) to broadcast a World Series. Vin Scully is still the youngest when at 25, he called the 1953 World Series.
  • Prior to Game 6, Yankees manager Joe Torre's brother Frank underwent heart transplant surgery.
  • The Braves beating the Yankees in the first two games by a combined score of 16-1 was the biggest run differential in World Series history.
  • Over the course of the 1996 World Series, the Braves hit .315 during the first six innings and .176 afterward.
  • When the Yankees came back from a 6-0 deficit to win Game 4 by the score of 8-6 in 10 innings, it was the second biggest comeback in World Series history. The 1929 Philadelphia Athletics scored 10 runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Chicago Cubs 10-8 in Game 4.
  • On an episode of Seinfeld, George Costanza, an employee of the Yankees, destroys the team's 1996 World Series trophy by dragging it behind his car. This is one of many stunts performed by George in an effort to make Yankees owner George Steinbrenner fire him so he can take a job offer from the New York Mets. However, the plan backfires, as Steinbrenner fires Mr. Wilhelm instead, making Wilhelm free to go to the Mets. Also in a Seinfeld episode that year, George is hitting home runs over the centerfield wall at Yankee Stadium and teaching Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams how to properly hit home runs. Jeter replies "We won the World Series" and George says, "Yeah (sarcastically) in 6 games!"
  • The Yankees became the third team to win a World Series after dropping Games 1 and 2 at home, following the 1985 Kansas City Royals and the 1986 New York Mets.
  • The Yankees were the first team to recover from a 0-2 games deficit since the 1986 Mets.
  • This was the second ever postseason series in which the first five games were won by the road team, following the 1906 World Series.
  • In Game 1, Atlanta Braves centerfielder Andruw Jones became the youngest player ever at age 19 to hit two homeruns in a World Series game.
  • This was the beginning of the Joe Torre Era, the Yankees began a dynasty throughtout the late 1990s and early 2000s, winning 3 more World Series (1998, 1999, 2000).
  • It took Yankee Manager Joe Torre 4,272 games to get to the World Series as a Player or Manager, the biggest drought for any player or manager in the History of Major League Baseball.
  • During game 6 at Yankee Stadium there was a fan right behind home plate who was holding up a sign that said "John 3:16", it was in honor of former Yankee Pitcher Tommy John. (3.16) was Tommy John's career ERA.
  • This World Series Championship ended a 10 year Baseball Championship drought for New York City, the previous team to win the series were the 1986 New York Mets.
  • After Game 2 Joe Torre and his First base coach José Cardenal met with the furious Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, at that post game meeting Joe Torre guaranteed 3 victories in Atlanta and then bringing the series back to Yankee Stadium to clinch at home. Obviously poor Steinbrenner thought Torre was nuts saying "If you guys can't beat the Braves at home you surely can't beat them down in Atlanta". The Yankees ended it up winning next four games to win the series and stunning the Boss and especially the heavy favorite Braves.
  • Yankee third baseman Wade Boggs wins his first and only World Series ring in his 5th season with the New York Yankees, getting his 10 year Championship fustration with the Boston Red Sox off his back.

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Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... 1903 World Series Poster The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ... The 1904 World Series would have matched the Boston Americans, who won the American League pennant, against the New York Giants, who won the pennant in the National League. ... The 1905 World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics, with the Giants winning 4 games to 1. ... The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago Cubs, who had posted the highest regular-season win total (116) in major league history, and the Chicago White Sox. ... The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series in 5 games (4 wins and 1 tie) for their first championship. ... The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. ... The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... The 1910 World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs, with the Athletics winning in 5 games to earn their first championship. ... In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants in 8 games. ... In the 1913 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 5 games. ... In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 4 games. ... In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games. ... In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins in 5 games. ... The Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... The 1919 World Series was played between the Chicago White Sox of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. ... The Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Robins in 7 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 8 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 5 games. ... The New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... In the 1926 World Series, the St. ... The New York Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in 4 games. ... The New York Yankees beat the St. ... The Philadelphia Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs in 5 games. ... The Philadelphia Athletics beat the St. ... The St. ... The 1932 World Series was the twenty-ninth edition of baseballs annual World Series championship final. ... The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in 5 games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall. ... The 1934 World Series matched the St. ... The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in 6 games for their first championship in five Series appearances. ... The 1936 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the New York Giants, with the Yankees winning in 6 games to earn their fifth championship. ... The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. ... The 1938 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Chicago Cubs, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in 4 games for their record third straight championship and the 7th in their history. ... The 1939 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Cincinnati Reds, who were making their first Series appearance since the scandal-tainted 1919 World Series. ... The 1940 World Series matched the Cincinnati Reds against the Detroit Tigers, with the Reds winning the Series in 7 games for their second championship, their first since the scandal-tainted victory in the 1919 World Series. ... The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall. ... The 1942 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the St. ... The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. ... The 1944 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the St. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees. ... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on a legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard Round the World). ... The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat of the... The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. ... The 1957 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the Milwaukee Braves, who had won their first pennant since moving from Boston in 1953. ... The 1958 World Series matched the defending champion Milwaukee Braves against the New York Yankees, in a rematch of the 1957 Series. ... The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a three-game pennant playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since... Bill Mazeroskis famous walk-off home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... The 1961 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture their second title in five years. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history. ... The 1970 World Series was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Orioles winning in five games. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games. ... The 1973 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets, with the As winning in seven games to repeat as World Champions. ... 1974 World Series Logo The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... 1976 World Series Logo The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... 1979 World Series Logo The 1979 World Series matched the National Leagues Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64) against the American Leagues Baltimore Orioles (102-57), with the Pirates coming back from a 3 games to 1 deficit to win the Series in seven games. ... 1980 World Series Logo The 1980 World Series matched the Philadelphia Phillies against the Kansas City Royals, with the Phillies winning in six games to capture the first World Series title in franchise history. ... 1981 World Series Logo The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years. ... 1982 World Series Logo The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... The 1983 World Series matched the American League champion Baltimore Orioles against the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies, with the Orioles winning four games to one. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... The 1985 World Series, popularly known as the Show-Me Series and the I-70 Series, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the Curse of the Bambino to mass public awareness. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored As to win the Series in five games. ... The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ... The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... The 1992 World Series was the first Series ever played outside of the United States of America. ... The 1993 World Series was the second Series in a row played outside the United States of America. ... The 1994 World Series was cancelled on September 14 of that year due to an ongoing strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association, which had begun in August. ... The 1995 World Series matched the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians, with the Braves winning in six games to capture their first championship since moving to Atlanta in 1966. ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 1998 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the San Diego Padres, marking the first time the Yankees had ever faced an expansion team in the Series. ... The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Atlanta Braves, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their second title in a row and 25th overall. ... The 2000 World Series (a Subway Series) featured a crosstown matchup between the two-time defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Mets, with the Yankees winning 4 games to 1 for their third straight championship and 26th overall. ... The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees and is considered one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory. ... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ...


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1996 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1708 words)
The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall.
The 1996 World Series marked the beginning of the New York Yankees' dynasty of the late 1990's and early 2000's.
This World Series Championship ended a ten-year baseball championship drought for New York City; the previous team to win the series were the 1986 New York Mets.
1996 World Series by Baseball Almanac (1371 words)
One inning later, he became only the second player in World Series history to hit a second homer (in his first two at bats) and Atlanta and its newest sensation sent the Yanks packing with a 12-1 massacre.
As the Series returned to "The House that Ruth Built", Atlanta had gone from two-up to down-one and were now on the brink of elimination.
One inning later he became only the second player in World Series history, Gene Tenace was the first (1972 World Series), to hit a home run his first two (2) times up in a Series.
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