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On this date in 2000: Get your tokens ready! Yankees advance to Subway Series

BRONX, N.Y. — On this date in 2000, the New York Yankees advanced to the World Series. Facing the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers won Game 6 of the ALCS by a final count of 9-7.

The big blow was David Justice’s three-run homer to right off Arthur Rhodes in a six-run seventh inning. Justice, who smacked 20 home runs for New York in the regular season, after coming over in a trade from the Cleveland Indians, earned ALCS MVP honors.

The victory earned the pinstripes their third consecutive American League pennant and 37th overall.

With the New York Mets having dispatched of the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS, that set up the first Subway Series in 44 years when the Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 Fall Classic.