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Oct. 26, 2000: Yankees beat Mets in World Series

On Oct. 26, 2000, the Yankees topped the Mets in Game 5 of the 2000 World Series at Shea Stadium, clinching the club's fourth World Series title in five seasons.

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, right, speaks
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New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, right, speaks with catcher Jorge Posada during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in New York, in this Oct. 26, 2000 file photo.

New York Yankees' Jorge Posada, center, scores after
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New York Yankees' Jorge Posada, center, scores after New York Mets center fielder Jay Payton, not shown, throws to Mets catcher Mike Piazza and hits Posada on a single by Yankees' Luis Sojo during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the World Series Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at New York's Shea Stadium. Yankees' Scott Brosius also scored on the play. Home plate umpire Tim McClelland (36) looks on with Yankees' Glenallen Hill (31).

Singer Marc Anthony sings the national anthem at
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Singer Marc Anthony sings the national anthem at the start of Game Five of the World Series at Shea Stadium in Flushing New York, 26 October 2000. The Yankees lead the Mets 3-1 in the best-of-seven games series.

New York Yankees' Luis Sojo hits the game-winning
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New York Yankees' Luis Sojo hits the game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning as the New York Mets pitcher Al Leiter attempts to grab it during Game 5 of the World Series Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Shea Stadium in New York. The Yankees won 4-2 to clinch the series.

New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter picks up
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New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter picks up the broken bat of New York Mets Kurt Abbott during the 4th inning of Game Five of the World Series at Shea Stadium in Flushing New York, 26 October 2000. The series has had many broken bat plays, including one by Yankees pitcher Roger Clemans which incurred a USD 50,000 fine after Clemons threw a piece of a broken bat at Mets' catcher Mike Piazza.

New York Yankees' Jorge Posada celebrates his scoring
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New York Yankees' Jorge Posada celebrates his scoring the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th inning of Game Five of the World Series at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York, 26 October 2000. The Yankees defeated the New York Mets 4-2 and won the World Series 4 games to one.

New York Mets right fielder Bubba Trammell holds
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New York Mets right fielder Bubba Trammell holds his head on the field after he was out at first base during Game Five of the World Series at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York, 26 October 2000. The Yankees defeated the Mets 4-2 in Game Five and won the series four games to one.

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, right, is congratulated
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New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, right, is congratulated by third base coach Willie Randolph after hitting a solo home run during in sixth inning of Game 5 of the World Series against the New York Mets Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Shea Stadium in New York.

New York Mets pitcher Al Leiter reacts after
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New York Mets pitcher Al Leiter reacts after giving up a solo home run to New York Yankees batter Bernie Williams during the second inning of Game 5 of the World Series against the New York Yankees Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Shea Stadium in New York.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (L) steps
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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (L) steps on home plate after hitting his solo run homerun in the 6th inning of Game Five of the World Series at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York, 26 October 2000. New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza (#31) and home plate umpire Tim McClelland (R) watch Jeter score the run.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte throws
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte throws to the plate againts the New York Mets in the 1st inning of Game Five of the World Series at Shea Stadium in Flushing New York, 26 October 2000. The Yankees lead the Mets 3-1 in the best-of-seven games series.

New York Mets third baseman Robin Ventura (R)
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New York Mets third baseman Robin Ventura (R) strikes out to end the 7th inning while New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada celebrates in Game Five of the World Series at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York, 26 October 2000.

New York Mets infielders Kurt Abbott, left, and
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New York Mets infielders Kurt Abbott, left, and Edgardo Alfonzo are unable to reach an RBI single by New York Yankees batter Luis Sojo during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the World Series Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Shea Stadium in New York The Yankees' Jorge Posada and Scott Brosius scored on the play.

New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams (L)
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New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams (L) watches his home run along with New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza (C) and home plate umpire Tim McClelland during the 1st inning of Game Five of the World Series at Shea Stadium in Flushing New York, 26 October 2000. Williams' homerun was his first hit of the series.

An unidentified New York Mets fan expresses his
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An unidentified New York Mets fan expresses his feelings with a sign after his team was defeated 4-2 by the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the World Series to take the championship early Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at New York's Shea Stadium.

New York Mets pitcher Al Leiter (22) reacts
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New York Mets pitcher Al Leiter (22) reacts as he leaves the mound after giving up two runs on a single by New York Yankees' Luis Sojo during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the World Series Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at New York's Shea Stadium. The Yankees won 4-2 to take the championship. Mets catcher Mike Piazza, left, and manager Bobby Valentine stand on the mound.

New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, right, speaks
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New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, right, speaks with bench coach Don Zimmer, left, and Yankees' special assistant to the president, Reggie Jackson before Game 5 of the World Series against the New York Mets Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Shea Stadium in New York.

New York Yankees' Bernie Williams (51) is congratulated
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New York Yankees' Bernie Williams (51) is congratulated by teammates after his second inning solo home run in Game 5 of the World Series against the New York Mets Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at New York's Shea Stadium.

New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez (24)
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New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez (24) jumps into the arms of pitcher Mariano Rivera as catcher Jorge Posada, third from right, Scott Brosius (18) and others celebrate after defeating the New York Mets in Game 5 of the World Series 4-2 to become the 2000 World Series Champions Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at New York's Shea Stadium. Mets' Benny Agbayani (50) walks off the field.

The Yankees dugout celebrates after an RBI single
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The Yankees dugout celebrates after an RBI single by teammate Luis Sojo as New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza, left, looks away during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the World Series Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Shea Stadium in New York. The Yankees won 4-2 to win the World Series.

The New York Yankees celebrate after Jorge Posada
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The New York Yankees celebrate after Jorge Posada and Scott Brosius scored on a single by Luis Sojo during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the World Series against the New York Mets Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at New York's Shea Stadium. The Yankees defeated the Mets 4-2 to win the World Series.

New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, center, is
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New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, center, is carried off the field by players Bernie Williams, left, and Roger Clemens, right, after clinching the World Series by beating the New York Mets 4-2 in Game 5 of the World Series at Shea Stadium in New York, in this Oct. 27, 2000, file photo.

New York Yankees' David Justice, left, has champagne
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New York Yankees' David Justice, left, has champagne poured down his back after the Yankees defeated the New York Mets 4-2 in Game 5 of the World Series to win the championship early Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at New York's Shea Stadium.

26 Oct 2000: The New York Yankees celebrate
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26 Oct 2000: The New York Yankees celebrate in the locker room their 4-2 win and World Series Championship over the New York Mets after Game 5 of the World Series at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York.

New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, center, reacts
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New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, center, reacts as Major League Baseball's Commissioner Bud Selig, left, presents him and manager Joe Torre the World Series trophy after beating the new York Mets 4-2 in Game 5 Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Shea Stadium in New York.

26 Oct 2000: Derek Jeter of the New
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26 Oct 2000: Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees pours champagne over the head of team owner George Steinbrenner in the locker room after the Yankees 4-2 win over the New York Mets of Game 5 of the World Series at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York.

New York Yankees Derek Jeter holds up four
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New York Yankees Derek Jeter holds up four fingers to signify his four World Series Championships after beating the New York Mets 4-2 in Game 5 to clinch the series Friday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Shea Stadium in New York.

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