The numbers speak for themselves.
- A regular season record of 114-48.
- A 3-0 sweep of the Texas Rangers in the opening round of the playoffs.
- A 4-2 win over Cleveland in the American League Championship Series.
- A 4-0 sweep of the San Diego Padres in the World Series.
When you add it all up, it’s pretty easy to make a case for the 1998 New York Yankees being the best Major League Baseball team of all time.
Jack Curry is a New York Times bestselling author and an analyst for the YES Network who covered the Yankees for The New York Times that year and has just published his latest book – The 1998 Yankees – the Inside Story of the Greatest Baseball Team Ever.
Jack joined Jim Monaghan on the WDHA Morning Jolt to delve into just what made that team so special – Derek Jeter’s desire to “pummel” other teams that year, the part that role players like Luis Sojo and Dale Svuem played in the Yankees’ success, Joe Torre’s guiding hand and more.
They also touch on the 2023 Yankees and players like Anthony Volpe.
And as always, with Jack being such a big music fan, he and Jim talk about what he’s listening to these days.