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Today’s Reunion Of The 1996 Yankees



Bronx, NY – Eleven hours ago, I left Yankee Stadium. Eleven hours later, I’m back at the ballpark for the second game of the three-game series between the New York Yankees (59-56) and the Tampa Bay Rays (46-68). Last night, Alex Rodriguez played his final game as a Yankee. He went 1-for-4 and drove in a run in the team’s 6-3 win.

While last night’s game honored a player, today’s game honors a team. This was the team that at time gave the New York Yankees it’s first World Series Championship in 18 years. This was the team that was part of the Yankees Dynasty that won four World Series Championships in a five-year span.

It was also a team which featured a balance of Youth & Age and a manager who many referred as “Clueless Joe.” This was a team where many of their key players had yet to hit their stride as they would in later years. A team we loved, a team many despised.

After losing their first two games of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves, this team demonstrated their grit as they grinded out four stright victories to win their 23rd championship. This team was none other than the 1996 New York Yankees.

Today’s reunion of the ’96 gritty sqaud include Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Tino Martinez, Paul O’Neill, David Cone, Wade Boggs, Doc Gooden, Darryl Strawberry and manager Joe Torre.

If you’re outside Yankee Stadium, the 161 BID will be distributing free souvenir postcards and on Sunday will host an unveiling of two, new baseball legends murals – Jackie Robinson and Mariano Rivera.With that said, I’m going to grab a cup of coffee.


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