Wednesday, October 26, 2016

today... the last subway series and lengthy drought ends

on this day in 2000, the last Subway Series ended as the Yankees beat the Mets in game 5 4-2 and the series 4-1. it was also the last world series game in Shea Stadium. also the only time the Mets lost the world series at home (they lost in Oakland in 1973, and won it at home in 1969 and 1986). Roger Clemens got some revenge winning as a member of the Yankees. he was with the Red Sox in 1986 when they lost. it was the Yankees third straight series win and 4th in 5 years. also on this day, in 2005 the Chicago White Sox ended their 88 year drought after beating the Houston Astros in game 4 1-0 and sweeping their series in four games, thus ending their own "curse" in relation to the "Black Sox Scandal of 1919." it was the second series to end with the score 1-0. Atlanta clinched the 1995 world series with a 1-0 win in game six against Cleveland. also the last 1-0 game prior to 2005 was in 1996 when the Yankees won 1-0 in game 5 in Atlanta (which was also Fulton County Stadium's last game).

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