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Subway Series fun facts

The Yankees and Mets have faced one another more than 100 times heading into the 2017 Subway Series, which begins at Yankee Stadium on Monday, Aug. 14. Get a look back at 12 fun facts about the crosstown rivalry dating back to 1997.

Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera leads all relievers in the Subway
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Mariano Rivera leads all relievers in the Subway Series with 22 saves. Armando Benitez has the second most with six.

Andy Pettitte

Andy Pettitte has the most wins and is
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Andy Pettitte has the most wins and is tied with Al Leiter for the most losses in the Subway Series with six of each.

Who has more wins?

Heading into Monday's series opener at Yankee Stadium,
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Heading into Monday's series opener at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees lead the regular-season Subway Series, 62-46.

Shutouts

There have been 16 shutouts in Subway Series
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There have been 16 shutouts in Subway Series history. The Yankees lead the Mets in such games, 10-6.

Tyler Clippard

Tyler Clippard has bounced from the Yankees to
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Tyler Clippard has bounced from the Yankees to the White Sox to the Astros during the 2017 season, but he is no stranger to the Subway Series. Clippard, who has played for both New York clubs, started two games for the Yankees in 2007, allowing six runs in 9 1/3 innings. The Yankees won both of those games, with Clippard earning the win on May 20, 2007, in his first career MLB appearance. He gave up one run and struck out six in six innings. In 2016, Clippard made two relief appearances for the Yankees, allowing one earned run on a Neil Walker home run in the top of the ninth on Aug. 3.

Subway Series sweeps

Each team has only swept the other once.
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Each team has only swept the other once. The Yankees took all six games against the Mets in 2003, while the Mets swept the four-game series in 2013.

Double the fun

The Subway Series has featured two dual-stadium doubleheaders,
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The Subway Series has featured two dual-stadium doubleheaders, where the teams moved from Shea Stadium to Yankee Stadium or vice versa: one in 2000 and another in 2004. The Yankees have won all four games when the teams switched ballparks for a doubleheader.

Most runs in a single game

The Yankees scored the most runs by a
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The Yankees scored the most runs by a single team in a Subway Series game on July 2, 2006, when they beat the Mets, 16-7. Alex Rodriguez led the Yankees with two home runs and seven RBIs.

Extra, extra

The Yankees and Mets have gone to extra
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The Yankees and Mets have gone to extra innings seven times. The Yanks lead the series in such games, 5-2.

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter leads in home runs (15), hits
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Derek Jeter leads in home runs (15), hits (140), runs (73), doubles (21), stolen bases (19) and RBIs (46).

Joe Torre

Joe Torre leads managers with both the most
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Joe Torre leads managers with both the most wins and most losses in Subway Series history at 39-26.

Brett Gardner

Brett Gardner leads the Subway Series with four
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Brett Gardner leads the Subway Series with four triples.

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