Baseball History: Both New York Mets and New York Yankees won the World Series
When it comes to baseball history, October 27th is a big day for the two New York teams. It was on this day back in 1986 that the New York Mets would end up winning the World Series in seven games over the Boston Red Sox. In regards to the New York Yankees, it was on this day back in 1996 that they would win their first World Series since 1978.
While I was not around for the Mets winning the 1986 series, I have heard a lot about that team. It seems that the one common thing that I keep hearing is that they should have been dominate for quite a few years. When you look at the Mets pitching staff, they were very dominating during the 1986 season. The lowest win totals came from Rick Aguilera who had ten wins. In addition, the duo of Roger McDowell and Jesse Orosco anchored a dominating bullpen. You also got a ton of production from guys like Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry, and others. I feel what made this team tough to deal with was that you could get hitting from everyone. Unfortunately, drugs played a role in the collapse of this team.
Here is a clip from the 1986 World Series
While 1986 was the last year the Mets would win the World Series, the Yankees, however, started a dynasty. After going close to two decades without winning a title, the Yankees would skyrocket back the top of Major League Baseball. The 1996 season saw the debuts of Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and others. However, you also had a heavy veteran presence with guys like David Cone, Dwight Gooden, Wade Boggs, and others who added to this young team. When the Yankees would end up winning the 1996 World Series, it would be there first of four championships. The Florida Marlins would end up winning the 1997 World Series. However, the Yankees would end up winning the World Series in 1996,1998,1999, and 2000.
Here is the Yankees winning the 1996 World Series