Date: 10/1/1995
The 1995 team is often overlooked—they lost in the ALDS to the Mariners after leading the series 2-0, and while the season saw the debuts of Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, they were brief and unspectacular for both. But '95 featured one of the greatest Septembers in franchise history, when the club won 26 of their last 33, and 11 of their last 12 to secure the first American League wild card and send Don Mattingly to the postseason for the first and only time in his career.