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On this date in 2000: Yankees complete the threepeat

FLUSHING, N.Y. — On this date in 2000, the New York Yankees completed the threepeat. The Yankees defeated the New York Mets, 4-2 in Game 5 of the World Series at Shea Stadium. The Subway Series victory earned the Yankees their twenty-sixth title in franchise history.

They became the first team since the 1972-74 Oakland Athletics to threepeat. No other team has even repeated as champs since this team. It also capped off a run of four titles in five seasons for the Yankees.

During the second stanza, Bernie Williams got the Yankees on the board with a solo homer to left off Al Leiter in the second stanza.

The Mets would score two unearned runs off Andy Pettitte in the bottom half of the inning to take a 2-1 lead.

Yet, in the sixth, eventual World Series MVP Derek Jeter smashed a solo homer to left off Leiter to tie the game at two.

With two down in the ninth, Jorge Posada coaxed a walk. Scott Brosius followed with a single to left. The ensuing batter Luis Sojo singled up the middle to plate Posada and the errant throw from Jay Payton, which hit Posada sliding home, enabled Brosius to score as well, for the 4-2 advantage.

Mariano Rivera entered in the bottom of the ninth and closed it out by getting Mike Piazza to fly out to Williams in center for the final out of the series.