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Pinstriped glory, the greatest moments in Yankee history part four: The ’98 Yankees’ magnificent season

There are a few things about the Yankees that I’m very stubborn about, things that no matter how hard you debate with me I’ll just never change my mind on. For instance, Joe DiMaggio is the greatest baseball player the world has ever seen, if I ever have a son, I want him to grow up to be the man Lou Gehrig was, and the 1927 team is the greatest that baseball will ever see. However, while I am of the mindset the ’27 team is the greatest, there will never be a season more impressive than 1998. The team won 114 games in the regular season while losing only 48. They won the AL East by a mind boggling 22 games and went 11-2 in the playoffs sweeping the San Diego Padres in the World Series for the club’s 24th overall championship. Their win total regular season and postseason combined was 125 which is still a major league record to this day.

The Yankees will break the 264 home run record in 2018

In 1997, the Seattle Mariners hit 264 home runs in a single season.  This team was filled with studs, such as Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez and Paul Sorrento.  They were home run hitting machines, as those three players combined to hit 110 of the team’s 264 long balls, and The Kid had 56 of them alone.  That team will always be known as one of the greatest home run hitting teams, but not for long.  In 2018, the New York Yankees will be the kings of the home run.  
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·         In 2017, the Yanks hit 241 long balls, and that’s without their newly acquired offensive weapon Giancarlo Stanton.  If you were to count his 59 home runs for the Marlins last year, they would’ve crushed the Mariners home run record with a whopping 300 home runs.  That’s a lot of Papa John’s Pizza you could order from that number of runs scored.  
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·        This year, it would be foolish to think that the Yankees can’t overcome the record set in 1997.  It would only take 21 years to do it, but the Bronx Bombers will break that record. Sluggers like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gary Sanchez, would not surprise anyone if they combined to hit 120 home runs.  Not to mention Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner came off career years hitting wise, and Greg Bird was revived in the playoffs, so why bet against this team?  The new name of the game is the long ball, and the Yanks are the leaders of this movement.  
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It will be a tough number to beat.  They will face the best of the best pitchers, and they will have targets on their backs.  They are the new villains of the Evil Empire, and for a good reason.  Baseball fans hate the Yankees, and baseball players wish they were the Yankees; who wouldn’t want to be the best offensive team in the bigs?

 The future is bright, and there are records that are meant to be broken.  The record that is on the horizon is anyone’s for the taking, but in 2018, the New York Yankees will take what’s theirs, and break the record for hitting the most home runs in a single season for a team.  

Article by: Jack Butterfield



  1. To many repeats:
    The three teams in on the youngish Cuban outfielder is old news, NOT just breaking news;
    REALY Ryan, the dog again.

    1. This comment makes absolutely no sense.


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