With the loss of the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, the Yankees won their 22nd postseason spot in the last 26 seasons. They join the Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics, and Minnesota Twins as the sixth American League team to secure a berth in the 2020 postseason. The Yankees will begin their quest for their third World Series title in four years against the Washington Nationals in the ALDS.
The Yankees finished the season with a record of 90-72, which gave them the second seed in the AL behind the White Sox. It was their ninth consecutive season with 90 or more wins, a major league record. They also set a new mark by winning 100 games for the third time in the Derek Jeter era. He is the all-time leader in wins by a Yankee captain. The Yankees are also the first team to win 100 games since the 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers. That year, the Yankees went on to win the World Series over the Red Sox.
In 2019, the Yankees started off slowly but came back strong at the end of the season to win the AL East division crown for the second straight year. In the playoffs, they defeated the Red Sox in five games in the ALDS before losing to the Cardinals in seven games in the ALCS. Last year's run ended when Cody Bellinger hit a walk-off home run in Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Giants.
The New York Yankees last appeared in the playoffs in 2020, when they were eliminated in the AL Divisional Series. In their 116 seasons, they've made the playoffs 56 times. They've won 27 World Series titles, more than any other team.
The Yankees are one of only four major league teams to have never been eliminated by their own player; according to ESPN, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Pete Rose are the others who have this honor. The Yankees have had 13 players win the MVP Award, more than any other team.
Its reputation as baseball's greatest dynasty has made the Yankees popular with both fans and opponents. Their consistent success has also made the Yankees a valuable marketing tool for MLB teams looking to increase attendance rates. Since 1992, when Yankee Stadium opened its doors for the first time, the stadium has hosted over 200 games and attended by millions of fans from around the world. Additionally, several other stadiums have been renamed after the Yankees including Cleveland Stadium, Oakland Coliseum, and Washington's Nationals Park.
After losing Game 7 of the 2000 ALCS at home against the Mets, Bernie Williams became the last player ever to be awarded the MVP Award before it was created. He lost out to Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants.
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How did the Yankees finish the season with 100 wins? Since 2001 when the Chicago White Sox last won 100 games, only the 2012 Baltimore Orioles (107 wins) and 2019 Yankees (100 wins) have managed to win more than 100 games. In other words, it's been a very bad year for winning games. The Yankees finished with their worst record since 2009 when they also lost 100 games....
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When was the last time the Yankees made the postseason? Of those 56 trips, they have won 32 times, been second three times and third four times. They have not finished higher than fourth place.
The Yankees haven't missed the postseason since 2003, when they went on a historic run to win six straight American League titles. They also won back-to-back World Series in 2009-2010 for their only two championship rings. Before that, they had never won more than two championships in a row.
Even with all their success, the Yankees have never won the World Series in their home city of New York. They are 1-3 in the Fall Classic played at Yankee Stadium. The most recent loss came in 2019 against Red Sox in Game 7 of the ALCS.
After winning the first two games in Boston before falling behind 3-1, many thought the Yankees would go down as one of the great comeback stories in baseball history. But they struggled throughout most of October, losing five out of their final seven games to fall short of their second straight title chase.
The Reds have clinched a playoff berth in 2020. They will now compete against the other teams in the National League for the right to play in October. The World Series champions will be announced on Wednesday, November 18th.
Rookie sensation Eugenio Suarez has been named the MVP of the National League. The award is given out annually by baseball's official website, MLB.com.
Suarez was voted on by his fellow players as the best hitter in the NL. The 22-year-old finished with 132 votes ahead of Daniel Murphy (81 votes). Suarez became just the third rookie in history to hit over.300 with at least 100 RBIs and 10 or more home runs. The previous two players to do so were Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams.
Suarez is only the second player from Uruguay to win the MVP Award, after Diego Lugo in 2005. The last Uruguayan to win the award was Omar Vizquel in 2003.
Suarez was also named the Rookie of the Year by both the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) and the Sporting News.