Jorge Posada

How Sweep It Is

by Julian Atienza

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The Mets swept the Yankees for the first time that the sixteen year-series has been played, and it was only the fourth time they won the season series. Contained within those four games was the first blown save in 2013 for the great Mariano Rivera (the first time he failed to record an out in his storied career), a 9-4 blowout much needed by a struggling offense, and four starters who pitched into the sixth inning or deeper. 

Mystique of Core Four still looms large in the Bronx

by Steve Simineri

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Thirty one years after the Beatles first landed in the United States, another famous quartet touched down for the first time in the summer of 1995. That year, under manager Buck Showalter, the Yankees won the inaugural American League wild card, and the core four all first put on their pinstripes.

Times Are A-Changin'

by Steve Simineri

photo by Keith Allison

Slowly but surely the Yankees dynasty years has become a thing of the past. Once upon a time the Yankees won 4 Championships in 5 years and appeared in 6 World Series in 8 years between 1996 and 2003. They were the most revered team in sports and had a knack for getting it done in October.  But the Yankees have only one World Series banner in the last 11 years and those dynasty years seem like a distant memory.