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WATCH: Bernie's blast wins first-ever Yankees/Red Sox playoff game

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On this day in Yankees history 15 years ago, slugging center fielder Bernie Williams stepped to the plate in extra innings during Game 1 of the 1999 ALCS. It was the first time the Yankees and Red Sox had ever met in the playoffs, and it was a tense 4-4 tie. Bernie slugged reliever Rod Beck's pitch way back in center and over the wall for the second walk-off homer of his postseason career, giving the Yankees an early 1-0 ALCS lead; they would go on to beat Boston in five games, then sweep the '99 World Series over the Braves. Bern Baby Bern!