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1998 Yankees Diary: Wells opens ALDS with a gem

Boomer logged a vintage performance to ensure the Yankees’ postseason journey got started on the right foot.

1998 Yankees Diary: The Playoff Competition

Let’s see who else joined the Yankees in the 1998 postseason.

1998 Yankees Diary: Bernie Williams, batting champion

The Yankees ended the 1998 regular season on a high note in a couple different ways.

Shane Spencer: The Thrice-Grand Home Run Dispenser

A career minor leaguer became the greatest player in baseball for two weeks.

1998 Yankees Diary, September 26: Lucky Number (1)13

Shane Spencer continued his torrid stretch and the Yanks won the penultimate game of the 1998 campaign.

1998 Yankees Diary: El Duque, Jeter lead Yanks to record-breaking win

The Yankees took their fourth in a row to secure the all-time AL wins record.

1998 Yankees Diary: Spencer’s slam sends Yanks into record books

The Yankees set a franchise record, and tied the AL record, with their 111th win after a Shane Spencer grand slam

1998 Yankees Diary: Shane Spencer shines again

The Yankees’ rookie phenom stays hot against Cleveland.

1998 Yankees Diary: Shane Spencer steals the spotlight

The left fielder’s contributions in both games allowed the Yankees to put two ticks in the win column.

1998 Yankees Diary: The Final Loss

A future Yankee helps hand the 1998 Yankees their 48th — and final — loss of the regular season.

A Bronx farewell, 15 years ago today

In an evening filled with legends, Hall of Famers, nostalgia and bittersweet feelings, the Bombers closed a beautiful chapter in their long, successful history

The 1998 Yankees Diary: A 25th Anniversary Retrospective

All throughout the 2023 season, we’ll go day-by-day through the stories of the legendary 1998 Yankees.

1998 Yankees Diary: Ripken’s streak ends as Yanks beat O’s

The Yankees won the game, but the headlines came from the other dugout.

A tale of two Cy Youngs: Gerrit Cole and Roger Clemens

How what we look for in a pitcher has changed, two decades after The Rocket.

1923 Yankees Diary: September

The Yankees wrapped up another AL pennant in September of 1923.

1998 Yankees Diary: History Lost

The Yankees lose their 47th game, and their shot at the all-time wins record.

1998 Yankees Diary: Spencer, O’Neill provide the fireworks

The Yankees showed signs of snapping out of their slump with a thumping win in Baltimore.

1998 Yankees Diary: Irabu puts Yanks back on track at Trop

Behind eight innings from Hideki Irabu, the Yankees blanked the Devil Rays by a score of 4-0.

1998 Yankees Diary: Shutout in St. Pete

The Bombers suffer their first ever loss to the Devil Rays, getting blanked in the Sunshine State.

1998 Yankees Diary: Bombers drop bullpen game to Boston

The Red Sox scored nine runs against a parade of Yankees relievers.

1998 Yankees Diary: Dancing the El Duque

Orlando Hernández outdueled a future Hall of Famer as the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 3-0.

1998 Yankees Diary: Bullpen can’t hold on to Cone’s 20th win

David Cone didn’t have his best stuff on this day in 1998, but battled hard to try and get his 20th win, only to be hung out to dry by the bullpen and lineup.

1998 Yankees Diary: Worst possible time for a rough stretch

The Yankees drop to 5-6 in September, and play their worst brand of baseball at the worst possible time.

Yankees Retro At-Bat of the Week: Mariano Rivera (2009)

Remembering when Rivera walked with the bases loaded against K-Rod in 2009.

1998 Yankees Diary: Tempers flare as Clemens, Jays down Yanks

The Yankees and Blue Jays didn’t have much to play for on this September night, but that didn’t stop tempers from flaring.

1998 Yankees Diary: O’Neill helps dispatch Jays

New York overcame one bad inning from Andy Pettitte to take down Toronto.

1998 Yankees Diary: Division clincher

The Yanks take the series and the East in Boston, as the middle of the lineup delivers on the double.

1998 Yankees Diary: Coney outduels Pedro

David Cone unleashed another vintage performance to get the Bombers back in the win column.

Aaron Judge and great shortened seasons in recent Yankees history

Judge’s 2023 is right up there with Gary Sánchez becoming the fastest to ever hit 20 bombs, and more.

1998 Yankees Diary: No fun in Fenway

With the magic number down to four, the Yankees allowed the Red Sox to mount a come-from-behind win in Fenway to drop their third straight.

The 1990s Yankees dynasty changed baseball

A nigh-relentless run of championships from Derek Jeter and company forced the rest of MLB to find ways to adapt.

1998 Yankees Diary: Irabu’s struggles continue as ChiSox roll

On this day in history, it was a bad day at the office for Hideki Irabu.