Clinched Wild Card: September 20, 1997, vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Managed by Joe Torre
Coaches: Jose Cardenal, Chris Chambliss, Tony Cloninger, Willie Randolph, Mel Stottlemyre and Don Zimmer
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium
The New York Yankees' 1997 season was the 95th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 96-66 finishing 2 games behind of the Baltimore Orioles, but clinching the American league wild card. New York was managed by Joe Torre. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the playoffs, they lost in 5 games to the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS.
Awards and Honors
- Jason Daimos: "Cone Returns to the Mound, Yankees to the Playoffs", New York Times, September 21, 1997, Section 8, Page 1