1996 New York Yankees
|1996 New York Yankees |
1996 AL East Champions
1996 AL Champions
1996 World Series Champions
|Major league affiliations|
|Local television||MSG Network|
WPIX (WB 11)
1996 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page
Clinched Division: September 25, 1996, vs. Milwaukee Brewers
World Series Champions
Managed by Joe Torre
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1996 New York Yankees played the 94th season in team history. They finished first in the American League Eastern Division with a record of 92-70, 4 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles. The team defeated the Texas Rangers in the American League Division Series, three games to one. The Yankees went on to defeat the Orioles in the American League Championship Series four games to one.
In the 1996 World Series the Yankees beat the National League champion Atlanta Braves four games to two, winning four consecutive games to overcome a two-games-to-none deficit. The Yankees earned their 23rd World Series title.
Awards and Honors
- AL All-Stars: Wade Boggs, Andy Pettitte and John Wetteland
- AL Rolaids Relief Award: John Wetteland
- AL Rookie of the Year Award: Derek Jeter
- Topps All-Star Rookie Team: Derek Jeter (SS)
- AL Manager of the Year Award: Joe Torre
- Jack Curry: "Yankees Clinch and Paint Town in Pinstripes", New York Times, September 26, 1996, Section B pg. 17
- Matt Monagan: "The night 'Macarena' took over Yankee Stadium", mlb.com, January 27, 2022.