2000 New York Yankees season

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2000 New York Yankees
2000 AL East Champions
2000 AL Champions
2000 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
Manager(s) Joe Torre
Local television WNYW
(Bobby Murcer, Tim McCarver)
MSG
(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. 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.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 29, 1999: Mike Stanton was Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[1]
  • December 1, 1999: Chili Davis was released by the New York Yankees.[2]
  • December 13, 1999: Chad Curtis was traded by the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers for Brandon Knight and Sam Marsonek.[3]
  • December 15, 1999: Ryan Thompson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[4]
  • 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.[5]
  • 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.[6]
  • March 23, 2000: Tim Raines was released by the New York Yankees.[5]

Regular season[edit]

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.[7]

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.

Game log[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 87 74 .540 --
Boston Red Sox 85 77 .525 2.5
Toronto Blue Jays 83 79 .512 4.5
Baltimore Orioles 74 88 .457 13.5
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 69 92 .429 18.0

Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

2000 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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

Pos Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
C Jorge Posada 151 505 92 145 28 86 .287 2
1B Tino Martinez 155 569 69 147 16 91 .258 4
2B Chuck Knoblauch 102 400 75 113 5 26 .283 15
3B Scott Brosius 135 470 57 108 16 64 .230 0
SS Derek Jeter 148 593 119 201 15 73 .339 22
LF Ricky Ledée 62 191 23 46 7 31 .241 7
CF Bernie Williams 141 537 108 165 30 121 .307 13
RF Paul O'Neill 142 566 79 160 18 100 .283 14
DH Shane Spencer 73 248 33 70 9 40 .282 1

[16]

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
David Justice 78 275 43 84 20 60 .305 1
Clay Bellinger 98 184 33 38 6 21 .207 5
José Vizcaíno 73 174 23 48 0 10 .276 5
Glenallen Hill 40 132 22 44 16 29 .333 0
Luis Sojo 34 125 19 36 2 17 .288 1
José Canseco 37 111 16 27 6 19 .243 0
Chris Turner 37 89 9 21 1 7 .236 0
Luis Polonia 37 77 11 22 1 5 .286 4
Jim Leyritz 24 55 2 12 1 4 .218 0
Alfonso Soriano 22 50 5 9 2 3 .180 2
Ryan Thompson 33 50 12 13 3 14 .260 0
Wilson Delgado 31 45 6 11 1 4 .244 1
Lance Johnson 18 30 6 9 0 2 .300 2
Félix José 20 29 4 7 1 5 .241 0
Roberto Kelly 10 25 4 3 1 1 .120 0

[16]

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA CG SO BB
Roger Clemens 32 204.1 13 8 3.70 1 188 84
Andy Pettitte 32 204.2 19 9 4.35 3 125 80
David Cone 30 155 4 14 6.91 0 120 82
Orlando Hernandez 29 195.2 12 13 4.51 3 141 51
Denny Neagle 16 91.1 15 9 4.52 1 58 31
Ramiro Mendoza 14 65.2 7 4 4.25 1 30 20

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO BB
Dwight Gooden 18 64.1 4 2 2 3.36 31 21
Todd Erdos 14 25 0 0 1 5.04 18 11
Allen Watson 12 22 0 0 0 10.23 20 18
Darrell Einertson 11 12.2 0 0 0 3.55 3 4
Ben Ford 4 11 0 1 0 9.00 5 7
Craig Dingman 10 11 0 0 0 6.55 8 3
Randy Keisler 4 10.2 1 0 0 11.81 6 8
Ted Lilly 7 8 0 0 0 5.63 11 5
Jake Westbrook 3 6.2 0 2 0 13.50 1 4
Jay Tessmer 7 6.2 0 0 0 6.75 5 1
Ed Yarnall 2 3 0 0 0 15.00 1 3

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO BB
Mariano Rivera 66 75.2 7 4 36 2.85 58 25
Nelson, JeffJeff Nelson 73 69.2 8 4 0 2.45 71 45
Stanton, MikeMike Stanton 69 68 2 3 0 4.10 75 24
Jason Grimsley 63 96.1 3 2 1 5.04 53 42
Randy Choate 22 17 0 1 0 4.76 12 8

Postseason[edit]

ALDS[edit]

New York wins the series, 3-2

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
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)

ALCS[edit]

  • Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees

Yankees win the Series, 4-2

Game Score Date Location Attendance
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

World series[edit]

Main article: 2000 World Series
Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NYY-NYM)

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[edit]

  • Derek Jeter, SS, World Series Most Valuable Player, All-Star Game MVP
  • David Justice, Outfielder, American League Championship Series MVP

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Trey Hillman
AA Norwich Navigators Eastern League Dan Radison
A Tampa Yankees Florida State League Tom Nieto
A Greensboro Bats South Atlantic League Stan Hough
Short-Season A Staten Island Yankees New York–Penn League Joe Arnold
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Derek Shelton

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Staten Island[17]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Succeeded by
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