This is a tale of how a storied franchise, perhaps the most storied franchise in all of sports, hit rock bottom. And why it was a good thing.
The New York Yankees have a rich tradition of winning. That’s an understatement. 27 World Series titles, by far the most in Major League Baseball. Some of the greatest players in the history of baseball have donned the pinstripes. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter. That’s a who’s who in baseball. All of them were Yankees through and through. In short, this is a legendary franchise.
But in 1990, things weren’t great in The Bronx. The Yankees…
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