2000 World Series

2000 World Series

Infobox World Series Expanded

year = 2000
champion = New York Yankees (4)
champion_manager = Joe Torre
champion_games = 87-74, .540, GA: 2½
runnerup = New York Mets (1)
runnerup_manager = Bobby Valentine
runnerup_games = 94-68, .580, GB: 1
date = October 21October 26
MVP = Derek Jeter (New York Yankees)
television = FOX
announcers = Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Bob Brenly
radio_network = ESPN
radio_announcers = Jon Miller and Joe Morgan
umpires = Ed Montague, Jerry Crawford, Tim McClelland, Tim Welke, Charlie Reliford, Jeff Kellogg
HOFers = none.
ALCS = New York Yankees over Seattle Mariners (4-2)
NLCS = New York Mets over St. Louis Cardinals (4-1)

The 2000 World 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. It marks, to date, the last World Series won by the Yankees. It was the first postseason Subway Series since by|1956.

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 belonged 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.


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


Game 1

Saturday, October 21, 2000 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Road=New York (NL)|RoadAbr=NYM
Home=New York (AL)|HomeAbr=NYY
WP=Mike Stanton (1-0)|LP=Turk Wendell (0-1)|SV=|

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 only World Series title, defeating the Kansas City Royals in 6 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 2-run double put the Yankees on top. In the top half of the 7th, 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 Benitez. Jose Vizcaino would drive in Tino Martinez in the 12th inning with his fourth hit of the game to win it for the Yankees.

Game 2

Sunday, October 22, 2000 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Road=New York (NL)|RoadAbr=NYM
Home=New York (AL)|HomeAbr=NYY
WP=Roger Clemens (1-0)|LP=Mike Hampton (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=Mike Piazza (1), Jay Payton (1)|HomeHR=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 rushed 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, defended himself saying he did not see Piazza running and threw the bat angrily because he was pumped up with nervous energy and initially charged toward 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 Clemens had the last laugh by getting credit for the eventual 6-5 win.

The Yankees' Game 2 win tied the longest AL winning streak in the World Series at 10 games (the AL had previously won 10 straight from 1927-29 and again from 1937-1940).

Game 3

Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at Shea Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Road=New York (AL)|RoadAbr=NYY
Home=New York (NL)|HomeAbr=NYM
WP=John Franco (1-0)|LP=Orlando Hernández (0-1)|SV=Armando Benitez (1)
RoadHR=|HomeHR=Robin Ventura (1)|

The Mets broke open a 2-2 tie in the 8th inning to go ahead and eventually win the game. This ended the Yankees 14 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 New York, New YorkLinescore
Road=New York (AL)|RoadAbr=NYY
Home=New York (NL)|HomeAbr=NYM
WP=Jeff Nelson (1-0)|LP=Bobby J. Jones (0-1)|SV=Mariano Rivera (1)
RoadHR=Derek Jeter (1)|HomeHR=Mike Piazza (2)|

Game 5

Thursday, October 26, 2000 at Shea Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Road=New York (AL)|RoadAbr=NYY
Home=New York (NL)|HomeAbr=NYM
WP=Mike Stanton (2-0)|LP=Al Leiter (0-1)|SV=Mariano Rivera (2)
RoadHR=Derek Jeter (2), Bernie Williams (1)|HomeHR=|

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 homeplate and went into the Yankee 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, but Rivera got Piazza to fly out to Bernie Williams to end the game and give the Yankees their third straight world title and 4th in 5 years.

Composite Box

2000 World Series (4-1): New York Yankees (A.L.) over New York Mets (N.L.)Linescore
Road=New York Yankees
Home=New York Mets
H1=0|H2=3|H3=2|H4=0|H5=0|H6=1|H7=3|H8=2|H9=5|H10=0|H11=0|H12=0|HR=16|HH=40|HE=5Total Attendance: 277,853 Average Attendance: 55,571Winning Player’s Share: – $294,783 Losing Player’s Share – $238,654cite web|url=http://www.baseball-almanac.com/ws/wsshares.shtml|title=World Series Gate Receipts and Player Shares|accessdate=2008-05-07|publisher=Baseball Almanac] |

Quotes of the Series


* 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.



*cite web |author=Forman, Sean L. |title=2000 World Series |date= |work=Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Statistics and Information. |url=http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/2000_WS.shtml |accessdate=2007-12-09

External links

* [http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Sports/Baseball/Major_League_Baseball__MLB_/World_Series/History/Subway_Series/ World Series > Subway Series]
* [http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/worldseries/2000.html History of the World Series - 2000]
* [http://baseball-almanac.com/ws/yr2000ws.shtml 2000 World Series by Baseball Almanac]

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