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In years to come 1998 will be remembered as one of the finest in the history of baseball. Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa slugged their way into the record books, and David Wells pitched a perfect game. Roger "The Rocket" Clemens reached the giddy heights of the 3,000 plateau. Cal took a day off. And then there were the Yankees. Fittingly, it was the Bronx Bombers who penciled in the final emphatic exclamation point of the season, by sweeping the San Diego Padres in four games. A season that saw them brush aside all opposition while on their way to 125 wins would have been incomplete without this victory. The official Major League Baseball video recaps the regular season of the Padres and Yanks, before following them through the playoffs, and then on to the World Series. The inspired San Diego team, led admirably by the ageless yet priceless Tony Gwynn, Kevin Brown, and Wally Joyner, encountered a Yankee team too experienced and too deep, from wily veterans like David Cone and Paul O'Neil to brilliant youngsters like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. The 1998 Yankees were a team on a mission from start to finish, a feeling epitomized in the messiah-like stature of Joe Torre, who himself said that getting to the final hurdle simply wasn't good enough were they to come away empty-handed. In a fitting testament to professionalism and team unity, the Yankees established themselves in 1998 as perhaps the greatest team in any sport, ever. Exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage (never seen before on TV), and "wired for sound" players from every game make this video a must for any baseball fan. --Jeremy StoreyFrom the Back Cover:
It was the season of their lives. In 1998 Major League Baseball had its greatest year, and more fans in more cities than ever before took in the thrill of big league baseball. But in the end, only one town could claim its place at the top, and only one team could call 1998 its championship season. The 1998 Official Major League Baseball World Series Video takes the fan through the drama of the Playoffs to the most in-depth, complete coverage of the Fall Classic. The inspired National League Champion San Diego Padres, led by veteran outfielder Tony Gwynn and big-game ace Kevin Brown, try to steal history from the powerhouse American League Champion New York Yankees, whose 125 wins in 1998 were a testament to true greatness. Manager Joe Torre and team leaders Derek Jeter and David Cone fight one final battle in their quest to establish themselves as perhaps the finest group to ever put on the pinstripes. It's a total-action, all-access ticket to the Series, with: Exclusive film and behind the scenes footage never seen on TV. Exclusive interviews and key figures "wired for sound" during every World Series game.
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