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The 1998 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the San Diego Padres, marking the first time the Yankees had ever faced an expansion team in the Series. The Yankees swept the Series in four games to capture their second championship in three years, and their 24th overall.

Managers: Joe Torre (New York), Bruce Bochy (San Diego)

Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Jerry Crawford (NL), Tim Tschida (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL), Dale Scott (AL), Mark Hirschbeck (NL)

Series MVP: Scott Brosius (New York)

Television: FOX (Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Bob Brenly announcing)


Game 1

October 17, 1998 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego 002 030 010 681
New York 020 000 70X 991
W: David Wells (1-0)   L: Donne Wall (0-1)  S: Mariano Rivera (1)
HR: SDGreg Vaughn 2 (2), Tony Gwynn (1)  NYYChuck Knoblauch (1), Tino Martinez (1)

Game 2

October 18, 1998 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego 000 010 020 3101
New York 331 020 00X 9160
W: Orlando Hernandez (1-0)   L: Andy Ashby (0-1)  
HRNYY: Bernie Williams (1), Jorge Posada (1)

Game 3

October 20, 1998 at Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Padres)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 000 000 230 591
San Diego 000 003 010 471
W: Ramiro Mendoza (1-0)   L: Trevor Hoffman (0-1)  S: Mariano Rivera (2)
HR: NYYScott Brosius 2 (2)

Game 4

October 21, 1998 at Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Padres)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 000 001 020 390
San Diego 000 000 000 070
W: Andy Pettitte (1-0)   L: Kevin Brown (0-1)  S: Mariano Rivera (3)

Quote of the Series

"From ear to ear, you can feel Darryl Strawberry smiling" - FOX announcer, Joe Buck after the Yankees win. Darryl had cancer and could not play in the 1998 postseason.

Trivia

  • The New York Yankees victory game them the most wins of any team in any season in baseball history (including postseason) with 125.
  • It was the first sweep in the Fall Classic since 1990.
  • This was the first year this particular World Series logo was used. It was only used again the following in the 1999 World Series. Both the 1998 and 1999 series were won by the Yankees.

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