1996 New York Yankees

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1996 New York Yankees
1996 AL East Champions
1996 AL Champions
1996 World Series Champions
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Major league affiliations
1996 Information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
Manager(s) Joe Torre
Local television MSG Network
WPIX (WB 11)
Local radio WABC-AM
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1996 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 92-70 Finished first in AL Eastern Division (1996 AL)

Clinched Division: September 25, 1996, vs. Milwaukee Brewers

World Series Champions

Managed by Joe Torre

Coaches: Jose Cardenal, Chris Chambliss, Tony Cloninger, Willie Randolph, Mel Stottlemyre and Don Zimmer

Ballpark: Yankee Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

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.

The 1996 New York Yankees were managed by Joe Torre, and played at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • 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. [1]

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