New York Yankees: Greatest Moments In World Series History

Jim Leyritz Sparks A Dynasty

The 1996 World Series got off to a sluggish start for the Yankees, who were looking to clinch their first title since 1978.

That accomplishment seemed unpromising, especially when the Bombers were outscored 16-1 in the first two games at Yankee Stadium.

Down 2-0, the Yankees took Game 3 thanks to David Cone‘s quality start and in Game 4, they trailed 6-0 as the game entered the sixth inning.

After rallying for three runs in the top of that inning, Jim Leyritz came up in the top the eighth with two on and he not only completed the comeback by cranking a game-tying three-run shot, but sparked the Yankees to one of the greatest dynasties the sport has ever seen.

New York won the game 8-6 and swept the concluding two games of the Series to disclose the drought. They would go on to win three of the next four World Series titles.

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