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New York Yankees’ 2000 September Slump Worse Than 2010 Slide

have been a lot of people that have been pretty down on the Yankees lately. It’s hard to blame them—down the stretch the Yankees managed a pathetic 9-17 record.

Fortunately, there are reasons to be optimistic. Just compare the recent slide to the 2000 Yankees who won the World Series, and it’s easy to see why.

Those Yankees started the season 82-58 before tanking down the stretch to a 5-16 record that raised giant red flags. Things were bad—real bad.

Over those final 21 games their offense was putrid. They hit only .240 with a .671 OPS and scored just 3.28 runs per game. Their pitching was even worse—in 182.2 innings they struck out only 155, walked 78, and had a 7.24 ERA. During that stretch they scored ...

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