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Yankees win 1996 World Series

The New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2, to win the 1996 World Series, giving the franchise its first title since 1978. It began a baseball dynasty as the Yankees won four World Series in five seasons, including three straight from 1998-2000. Take a look back at the 1996 World Series.

The final touches are painted on the field
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The final touches are painted on the field prior to the 1st game of the 1996 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 19, 1996.

The start of the 1996 World Series at
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The start of the 1996 World Series at Yankee Stadium as the New York Yankees take on the Atlanta Braves in New York on Oct. 20, 1996.

Frank J. Aquilino and his son, Frank T.,
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Frank J. Aquilino and his son, Frank T., with Michael Dibugnara. They're from Staten Island and this is the look they chose for the first game of the World Series as the New York Yankees take on Atlanta Braves on Oct. 20, 1996

New York Yankees centerfielder, Bernie Williams reacts at
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New York Yankees centerfielder, Bernie Williams reacts at the plate during Game 1 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 20, 1996 at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees Andy Pettitte delivers the pitch
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New York Yankees Andy Pettitte delivers the pitch in Game 1 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 20, 1996 at Yankee Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Jermaine Dye breaks his bat on
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Atlanta Braves Jermaine Dye breaks his bat on the swing in Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Yankees on Oct. 20, 1996 at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees Andy Pettitte, reacts after homer
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New York Yankees Andy Pettitte, reacts after homer by Atlanta Braves Adruw Jones during Game 1 of the World Series on October 20, 1996 at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankee Hall of Famer Joe Dimaggio
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New York Yankee Hall of Famer Joe Dimaggio heads to the mound to throw out the first ball of the World Series on Oct. 20, 1996 at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte watches
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte watches the two run home run hit by Atlanta Braves Andruw Jones during the second inning of the World Series in New York Sunday Oct. 20, 1996.

Atlanta Braves Marquis Grissom knocks a base hit
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Atlanta Braves Marquis Grissom knocks a base hit in the 3rd inning, during Game 1 of the World Series as they take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 20, 1996.

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte reacts in
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New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte reacts in the 3rd inning after Marquis Grissom scores, during Game 1 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 20, 1996

New York Yankees Cecil Fielder watches his fly
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New York Yankees Cecil Fielder watches his fly out in Game 1 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 20, 1996 at Yankee Stadium.

Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz scans the plate
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Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz scans the plate during Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium

Atlanta Braves Andruw Jones hits his second homerun,
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Atlanta Braves Andruw Jones hits his second homerun, during Game 1 of the 1996 World Series as the New York Yankees take on the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 20, 1996 at Yankee Stadium.

Atlanta Braves' Ryan Klesko scores on a hit
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Atlanta Braves' Ryan Klesko scores on a hit by Mark Lemke in the top of the sixth inning of the World Series Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996 in New York. New York Yankees' Jim Leyritz waits for the throw.

Atlanta Braves' Marquis Grissom slides in behind New
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Atlanta Braves' Marquis Grissom slides in behind New York Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz in the third inning of the first game of the World Series in New York Sunday Oct. 20, 1996.

Atlanta Braves Chipper Jones steals third base as
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Atlanta Braves Chipper Jones steals third base as the throw is late in getting to New York Yankees third baseman Wade Boggs in the third inning of the first game of the World Series in New York Sunday Oct. 20, 1996.

Atlanta Braves Jermaine Dye dives into second with
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Atlanta Braves Jermaine Dye dives into second with a double as New York Yankees second baseman Mariano Duncan can't handle the throw during game 2 of the World Series in New York Monday Oct. 21, 1996.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter turns the
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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter turns the double play as Atlanta Braves Andruw Jones tries to break it up in the second inning during Game 2 of the World Series in New York Monday Oct. 21, 1996.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Jimmy Key reacts
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Jimmy Key reacts on the mound during Game 2 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 21, 1996 at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees Paul O'Neill (21) swings and
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New York Yankees Paul O'Neill (21) swings and misses as the New York Yankees take on the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 21, 1996

New York Yankees starting pitcher Jimmy Key (22)
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Jimmy Key (22) delivers the pitch in Game 2 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 21, 1996 at Yankee Stadium.

Atlanta Braves' Mark Lemke gets off a bunt
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Atlanta Braves' Mark Lemke gets off a bunt in the third inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Oct. 21, 1996 against the New york Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Atlanta Braves' Fred McGriff pops out in the
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Atlanta Braves' Fred McGriff pops out in the fifth of Game 2 of the World Series against the New york Yankees on Oct. 21, 1996.

New York Yankees 1st baseman Tino Martinez (24)
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New York Yankees 1st baseman Tino Martinez (24) reacts after striking out during game 2 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 21, 1996

new York Yankees Mariano Duncan reacts at his
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new York Yankees Mariano Duncan reacts at his at bat in Game 2 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 21, 1996.

New York Yankees Jimmy Key reacts in Game
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New York Yankees Jimmy Key reacts in Game 2 of the World Series agaist the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 21, 1996 at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez misses
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New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez misses the pickoff on Atlanta Braves Andruw Jones during Game 2 of the World Series on Oct. 21, 1996 at Yanklee Stadium.

New York Yankees Derek Jeter grimaces in pain
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New York Yankees Derek Jeter grimaces in pain as he gets his wrist worked on by a trainer during Game 2 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 21, 1996

Manager Joe Torre of the New York Yankees
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Manager Joe Torre of the New York Yankees chats with pitcher David Cone #36 in the 7th inning during the Yankees 5-2 win in game three of the World Series at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct. 22, 1996

The New York Yankees' Cecil Fielder can't get
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The New York Yankees' Cecil Fielder can't get to the foul ball hit by the Atlanta Braves' Jeff Blauser in the seventh inning during game 3 of the World Series in Atlanta, Ga., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996.

The New York Yankees celebrate Bernie Williams' two-run
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The New York Yankees celebrate Bernie Williams' two-run seventh inning home run as glum Atlanta Braves fans look on during Game 3 of the World Series Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, in Atlanta.

The New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, right, gets
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The New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, right, gets the out on Atlanta Braves' Marquis Grissom on a double play in the first inning during game 3 of the World Series in Atlanta, Ga., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996.

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine delivers the pitch
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine delivers the pitch against the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the World Series on Oct. 22, 1996

New York Yankees Jim Leyritz watches his eighth
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New York Yankees Jim Leyritz watches his eighth inning three-run home run with Atlanta Braves catcher Eddie Perez and plate umpire Steve Rippley during Game 4 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996, in Atlanta.

The New York Yankees' Jim Leyritz celebrates after
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The New York Yankees' Jim Leyritz celebrates after hitting a three run home run in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the World Series in Atlanta, Ga., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996.

New York Yankees' Charlie Hayes is greeted at
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New York Yankees' Charlie Hayes is greeted at the dugout after scoring on a Cecil Fielder double in the fourth inning of Game 5 of the World Series Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, in Atlanta.

The New York Yankees' Derek Jeter (2) makes
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The New York Yankees' Derek Jeter (2) makes the out on the Atlanta Braves' Andruw Jones after Jones attempted to steal second base in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the World Series in Atlanta, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996.

Yankee Mariano Rivera (42) pitches in relief in
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Yankee Mariano Rivera (42) pitches in relief in the 6th game of the World Series on Oct. 26, 1996

New York Yankees pitcher John Wetteland prays after
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New York Yankees pitcher John Wetteland prays after the last out is made and the Yankees win Game 6 and the World Series against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at Yankee Stadium in New York.

New York Yankees' Charlie Hayes catches a foul
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New York Yankees' Charlie Hayes catches a foul ball hit by Atlanta Braves' Mark Lemke to win Game 6 and the World Series Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at Yankee Stadium in New York.

The Yankees win the World Series and celebrate
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The Yankees win the World Series and celebrate on the mound around John Wetteland on Oct. 26, 1996 at Yankee Stadium against the Atlanta Braves

Yankee fans celebrate as the New york Yankees
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Yankee fans celebrate as the New york Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves to win the World Series Oct. 26, 1996

New York Yankees pitcher John Wetteland jumps into
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New York Yankees pitcher John Wetteland jumps into the arms of teammate Joe Girardi after the last out is made and the Yankees win Game 6 and the World Series against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at Yankee Stadium in New York.

Yankee Andy Pettitte celebrates in the club house
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Yankee Andy Pettitte celebrates in the club house after the New York Yankees win the World Series against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 26, 1996

New York Yankees Wade Boggs rides a police
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New York Yankees Wade Boggs rides a police horse around the field after the Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 in Game 6 of the World Series to win the Series at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996.

New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre raises his
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New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre raises his arms as he is introduced to a jubilant crowd honoring the team for winning the World Series, at City Hall in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1996. With Torre is New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, left, and N.Y. Gov. George Pataki.

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