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6 Most Memorable Yankees Victories
The Yankees are the most successful MLB team of all time - they have won all three of its principal competitions for a record time. They have 19 American League East Division titles, 40 American League pennants, and 27 World Series championships.
Today, We Are Going To Take A Closer Look At Some Of Their Most Iconic Wins
#6 - The Yankees Do The Triple, For The Last Time (2009)
It's been 11 years since the Yankees last won the World Series. But in that year, they won the World Series, the All Pennants, and the All-East Coast series all in one year.
That year, they beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series Final. They won the series 4-2, with the final game being played at home in Yankee Stadium. Yogi Berra was there to make the first ceremonial pitch.
#5 - Aaron Boone's Home Run Against The Red Sox (2003)
If you are a Yankees fan, then any win over the Red Sox is going to be an extra special win in your books. These wins are even more special when they come in the postseason.
One moment most Yankees fans will remember is a 2003 home run from Aaron Boone. What makes this home run really memorable is how strange the Boone transfer seemed when it happened.
And also the fact that this home run was his first-ever shot for the Yankees, and it won the game. Not bad for a first hit. In this game, the Yankees had been 0-4 down, and this shot from Aaron Boone took them through to the next round.
#4 - The Whole 1998 Season (1998)
Obviously, in an article about the Yankees' victories, you have to talk about the 1998 season.
This year they won the World Series, the All Pennants, and the All-East Coast series. This is impressive, but what sets it apart from the other 19 years they have done that? Well, this year was particularly special because of how well they performed during the normal season.
They won 114 out of 162 - that is a winning percentage of 70.4%.
No other team in Yankees history has won as many games in one season.
#3 - Three Home Runs In One Game (1977)
The year was 1997, it was Game 6 of the World Series, and the Yankees had not won a WS in 15 years. What they really needed was for someone to step up to the plate and take control of the game.
Reggie Jackson did just that.
On three separate first-pitch shots, Jackson hit a home run. Yes, that's right, three home runs in a match to win the Yankees the World Series for the first time in over a decade.
There is no doubt that this is a top moment for any Yankees fan that is old enough to remember it.
#2 - A Shot That Changed Everything (2001)
2001 is a date that is stuck in all of our minds for the wrong reasons, particularly for those who were living and working in New York at the time.
The events and aftermath of 9/11 only make this memory more precious for Yankees players and fans.
We all remember the moment when Tino Martinez hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning off Byung-Hyun Kim to tie the game.
Anyone who was there at the time that the ground of the stadium physically shook because of how wild the Yankees fans went.
#1 Don Larsen Plays A Perfect Game (1956)
Any Yankees history buff will understand why this has the number 1 spot on our list.
There has only ever been one perfect game in the MLB postseason, and that game belongs to Don Larsen of the New York Yankees.
A perfect game is called when the winning team does not allow their opponents to make a single run.
Even better was that this game was played against local rivals - the Brooklyn Dodgers.
There have been less than 10 perfect games in the whole history of the MLB. The fact that Larsen was able to produce this kind of performance under so much pressure still shocks sports lovers around the world.
The next time a Yankees pitcher had a perfect game was in `1999 - Larsen was there on that day, too; this time, he was throwing the ceremonial pitch
The Yankees have so many wins under their belts that it was hard for us to narrow this list down. What are your top Yankees moments of all time?
*Despite having not won the world series for 11 years, the Yankees are still sitting pretty close to the top in this year's MLB spreads - do you think that they have the depth in their team to bring the trophy home again?