2000 New York Yankees season
|2000 New York Yankees|
|2000 AL East Champions|
2000 AL Champions
2000 World Series Champions
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Brian Cashman|
(Bobby Murcer, Tim McCarver)
(Ken Singleton, Jim Kaat, Al Trautwig, Suzyn Waldman)
|Local radio||WABC (AM)|
(John Sterling, Michael Kay)
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The New York Yankees' 2000 season was the 98th season for the Yankees in New York, and their 100th overall going back to their origins in Baltimore. New York was managed by Joe Torre. The team finished 1st in the AL East with a record of 87–74, 2.5 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox, after losing 15 of their final 18 games, including their last 7. Despite having the lowest winning percentage of any postseason qualifier in 2000, the Yankees won the World Series over the New York Mets in 5 games to win their 26th World Series title. They are, as of 2019, the last team to win World Series titles in consecutive years and thus the championship victory of 2000 broke the world championship record for most league championships then held by the NHL's Montreal Canadiens.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Season standings
- 3 Season summary
- 4 Game log
- 5 Player stats
- 6 Postseason
- 7 Awards and honors
- 8 Farm system
- 9 References
- 10 External links
- November 29, 1999: Mike Stanton was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- December 1, 1999: Chili Davis was released by the New York Yankees.
- December 13, 1999: Chad Curtis was traded by the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers for Brandon Knight and Sam Marsonek.
- December 15, 1999: Ryan Thompson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- January 26, 2000: Roberto Kelly signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- February 1, 2000: Tim Raines signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- March 17, 2000: Ted Lilly was Sent by the Montreal Expos to the New York Yankees to complete an earlier deal made on December 22, 1999. The Montreal Expos sent players to be named later and Jake Westbrook to the New York Yankees for Hideki Irabu. The Montreal Expos sent Ted Lilly (March 17, 2000) and Christian Parker (March 22, 2000) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.
- March 23, 2000: Tim Raines was released by the New York Yankees.
- April 2, 2000: Lance Johnson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- April 2, 2000: Félix José was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- April 2, 2000: Ryan Thompson was released by the New York Yankees.
- May 1, 2000: Ryan Thompson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- May 14, 2000: Randall Simon was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- June 11, 2000: Dwight Gooden signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- June 20, 2000: Jim Leyritz was traded by the New York Yankees to the Los Angeles Dodgers for José Vizcaíno and cash.
- June 29, 2000: David Justice was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the New York Yankees for Ricky Ledée, Jake Westbrook, and Zach Day.
- July 12, 2000: Denny Neagle was traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Mike Frank to the New York Yankees for Ed Yarnall, Drew Henson, Brian Reith, and Jackson Melián.
- July 21, 2000: Glenallen Hill was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the New York Yankees for Ben Ford and Oswaldo Mairena.
- August 3, 2000: Luis Polonia was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- August 7, 2000: José Canseco was selected off waivers by the New York Yankees from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
- August 7, 2000: Luis Sojo was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the New York Yankees for Chris Spurling.
|New York Yankees||87||74||0.540||—||44–36||43–38|
|Boston Red Sox||85||77||0.525||2½||42–39||43–38|
|Toronto Blue Jays||83||79||0.512||4½||45–36||38–43|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays||69||92||0.429||18||36–44||33–48|
On September 28, 2000, the Yankees played the Devil Rays at Tampa Bay. In the top of the 2nd inning, Jose Canseco was walked. Tino Martinez then hit a double to center field. The ball was fielded by Gerald Williams and relayed to Mike DiFelice. He tagged Jose Canseco at the plate and proceeded to tag out Tino Martinez who was running right behind Canseco. Mike DiFelice tagged both runners out at the plate.
The Yankees only played 161 games because they had a game rained out against the Florida Marlins that was not made up due to scheduling constraints and lack of playoff implications.
Record vs. opponents
2000 American League Records
Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Opening Day starters
2B Jose Vizcanio SS Derek Jeter LF David Justice CF Bernie Williams 1B Tino Martinez RF Paul O'Neil C Jorge Posada 3B Scott Brosius DH Chuck Knoblauch
|2000 New York Yankees|
Legend Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed
|2000 Game Log (87–74) Home: 44–35 Away: 43–39|
April (15–8) Home: 8–3 Away: 7–5
May (13–13) Home: 7–7 Away: 6–6
June (10–15) Home: 2–6 Away: 8–9
August (18–12) Home: 11–7 Away: 7–5
September (13–16) Home: 7–7 Away: 6–9
Postseason Game log
Legend Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed
|2000 Postseason Game Log (11–5)|
|= Indicates team leader|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases
New York wins the series, 3-2
|1||Oakland||5||New York||3||October 3||1-0 (OAK)|
|2||Oakland||0||New York||6||October 4||1-1|
|3||New York||4||Oakland||2||October 6||2-1 (NYY)|
|4||New York||1||Oakland||11||October 7||2-2|
|5||Oakland||5||New York||7||October 8||3-2 (NYY)|
- Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees
Yankees win the Series, 4-2
|1||Seattle – 2, New York – 0||October 10||Yankee Stadium||54,481|
|2||Seattle – 1, New York – 7||October 11||Yankee Stadium||55,317|
|3||New York – 8, Seattle – 2||October 13||Safeco Field||47,827|
|4||New York – 5, Seattle – 0||October 14||Safeco Field||47,803|
|5||New York – 2, Seattle – 6||October 15||Safeco Field||47,802|
|6||Seattle – 7, New York – 9||October 17||Yankee Stadium||56,598|
|1||October 21||New York Mets||3||New York Yankees||4||1-0|
|2||October 22||New York Mets||5||New York Yankees||6||2-0|
|3||October 24||New York Yankees||2||New York Mets||4||2-1|
|4||October 25||New York Yankees||3||New York Mets||2||3-1|
|5||October 26||New York Yankees||4||New York Mets||2||4-1|
Awards and honors
- Derek Jeter, SS, World Series Most Valuable Player, All-Star Game MVP
- David Justice, Outfielder, American League Championship Series MVP
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Staten Island
- Mike Stanton Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Chili Davis Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Ryan Thompson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Tim Raines Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Ted Lilly Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Lance Johnson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Randall Simon Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Jim Leyritz Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Denny Neagle Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Glenallen Hill Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Luis Polonia Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007