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2000 World Series - New York Yankees vs New York Mets

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New York Yankees 4
New York Mets 1

October 21 - October 26, 2000

The 2000 World Series was the first Subway Series since 1956.

The defending champion Yankees aimed to be the first team in 26 years to win three titles in a row. The Mets were making their fourth Series appearance.

The opener was scoreless when David Justice hit a 2 RBI double in the sixth. In the seventh, the Mets scored three runs. The Yankees tied the game in the ninth. In the twelfth, Jose Vizcaino hit a two out RBI single for a 4-3 Yankee comeback, ending the longest Series game (4 hours, 51 minutes).

The next day, Roger Clemens tossed two hit shutout ball for eight innings, striking out nine. The Yankees led 6-0 in the ninth. The Mets scored five runs, but reliever Mariano Rivera saved a 6-5 win.

In Game 3, Met Robin Ventura homered to lead off the second. The Yankees scored in the third on a two out single by Derek Jeter and a double by Justice. In the fourth, the Yankees went ahead on an RBI triple by Paul O'Neill. The Mets tied the game in the sixth and scored twice in the eighth for a 4-2 win.

In Game 4, Jeter homered on the first pitch. Scott Brosius added another run with a second-inning sac-fly. In the third, Jeter led off with a triple and scored on a groundout. The Mets scored twice in their third, but David Cone shut them down for a 3-2 Yankees win.

Game 5 was 2-2 in the ninth when Yankee Luis Sojo hit a two-out single. The throw from center field hit Jorge Posada as he slid into home and went into the Yankees dugout, allowing Brosius to score. The Yankees won 4-2, clinching the 2000 World Series and their 26th championship.

Around the World:

  • October 21 - Arab leaders convened in Cairo to determine policy towards Israel.
  • October 23 - U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.
  • October 25 - Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial for Austrian Jews unveiled in Vienna
  • October 26 - Pakistani authorities announced discovery of ancient mummy of Persian princess in Balochistan province (declared a forgery on April 17, 2001).

2000 in Baseball:

  • January 11 - Carlton Fisk and Tony Pérez elected to Hall of Fame.
  • March 29 - Cubs beat Mets 5-3 in Tokyo, Japan, first MLB game outside of North America.
  • April 11 - Tigers sink Mariners 5-2 in first game at Comerica Park.
  • April 15 - Cal Ripken, Jr. recorded 3,000th hit.
  • July 6 - Orel Hershiser retired.
  • September 10 - Randy Johnson twelfth pitcher to reach 3000 strikeouts.
  • October 2 - Tiger Shane Halter the fourth player to play all nine positions in one game in 12-11 win over Minnesota.
  • December 11 - Texas Rangers signed Alex Rodriguez to then record $252 million, 10-year contract.

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