Since this week is the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants, I thought I would use this week’s Throwback Thursday to capture the Yankees in World Series glory. I had many World Series to choose from (27 of them to be exact), but this week, I went back 14 years to when the Yankees clinched another World title against their crosstown rivals, the New York Mets. Yes, this is the Subway Series World Series, which was decided on October 26, 2000 with a 4-2 victory.
In this clip we see a very young Mariano Rivera closing it for the Yankees in the ninth inning of the game. With this World Series, the Yankees had won three years in a row, which marked the beginning of the end of the dynasty era. Now the Yankees are having trouble just reaching October. Let’s forget about the years the Yankees didn’t win it all and focus on the glory days, where the Yankees were champions in baseball and all was right in the world.