On October 21, 1998 — 1998 – The New York Yankees close out their historic season with 3 – 0 victory against the San Diego Padres, sweeping San Diego in four games to win their record 24th World Series championship. Andy Pettitte gets the victory, and Scott Brosius is named Series MVP. The Game 4 victory gives the Yankees 125 wins against 50 losses for a .714 winning percentage, the best in the majors since their Murderers’ Row club of 1927, as their American League record of 114 regular-season victories were the most ever for a major league champion team.

 


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