• Sal Maiorana

Coming this week: Dynasty - Yankees 1996-2000

As part of the re-launch to my sports history website, I am kicking off a project this coming week that I’m very excited about.

If you’re a New York Yankees fan like me, I think you will be, too.

As you see on the menu at the top of the home page, there’s a category called Dynasty: Yankees 1996-2000, and there’s no reading between the lines here. I am re-living baseball’s last true dynasty, the Yankees incredible run between 1996 and 2000 when they won the World Series four times in those five years.

What I will be giving you every few days is a chronological recounting of the 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 seasons recalling the greatest games, performances, and moments of the Yankees journey to world championships Nos. 23, 24, 25 and 26.

As a Yankee fan, I can’t tell you how much fun it has been to go back and research all of this and then write the stories for the website. What incredible memories, and the deeper I get into the weeds, the more often I find myself saying, ‘Oh man, I forgot about that!”

I was born in 1962 so I wasn’t paying attention to the Yankees or baseball until the late 1960s and early 1970s and therefore I missed the dynasties of previous generations, the teams of Ruth and Gehrig, of DiMaggio, of Mantle and Berra.

I was fully engaged with the Jackson-Guidry-Munson-Piniella teams of 1977 and 1978, but then came an unprecedented vacuum for the Yankees that extended all the way until 1996. And then, things sure took a turn.

Dynasty: Yankees 1996-2000 will be a fun read for Yankees fans and I hope you enjoy it nearly as much as I have writing it.

Posts will go up every few days in addition to the other all-sports history content I’m producing. Give the site a bookmark on your computer and add the site to the home screen of your phone or tablet.

To do this, call up the site and at the bottom of your device, press the arrow up icon which brings up a set of options. Click Add to Home Screen, and the old-fashioned press hat icon will instantly be added to your device. Tap that, and you're in the site.

I hope those of you who are Yankees fans, or perhaps simply baseball fans, will enjoy the trip back in time which is always the mission statement at Salmaiorana.com.