Remember when the Yankees were underdogs? Remember when Mariano Rivera was a set-up man? Remember when Derek Jeter was a fresh-faced youngster without a string of hits to his name? These were the Yankees before they became the late-20th/early-21st century version of the YANKEES. Scrappy, relatively unknown (their most famous player was a pre-guitar playing Bernie Williams), the '96 club was a team that even (some) Yankee-haters could root for. Until Wade Boggs toured the Stadium on a police horse that is.
48. First World Series Win Since 1978