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New York Yankees: Turmoil After Yanks Won the 1977 World Series

rushed home in order to see some of the celebration I had been waiting 15 years to happen. It was not exactly what I had expected.

The 1963, 1964 and 1976 seasons don't count. George Steinbrenner-type New York Yankees fans would forget those years if they could. Losing the World Series and having a successful season don't go together.

The 1977 Yankees were often a team in turmoil, but they still won the World Series. Much of the credit went to Reggie Jackson, who hit three home runs in the sixth game to bury the Los Angeles Dodgers. The outfielder, who caused much controversy during the season, set a new World Series record by hitting a total of five home runs.

Despite the first World Championship since Bobby Richardson was nearly killed ...

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