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. It is, as of the present, the last World Series with a repeat champion.
November 29, 1999: Mike Stanton was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
December 1, 1999: Chili Davis was released by the New York Yankees.
December 13, 1999: Chad Curtis was traded by the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers for Brandon Knight and Sam Marsonek.
December 15, 1999: Ryan Thompson signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
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.
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.
March 23, 2000: Tim Raines was released by the New York Yankees.
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.
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.