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The New York Yankees Fall Classic Collector's Edition 1996-2001
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Accompanying the five game discs are two bonus discs that contain the original Major League Baseball World Series highlight films from 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000. They provide an hourlong overview of each series and are a reminder of the only way people used to be able to watch baseball on home video. Also included are a variety of other memorable clips from post-season and otherwise. For example, there's a two-minute clip of the famous "Jeter flip," which snuffed out an Oakland rally in the 2001 AL division series. There's a six-minute clip of Roger Clemens's 2000 playoff game against Seattle, which includes 15 third strikes, announcer reactions, and the high-and-tight pitch that knocked down then-Mariner Alex Rodriguez and was generally credited with setting the tone of the game. In addition, each disc comes with SleeveStats, incorporating box scores, inning-by-inning line scores, team rosters, and other factoids into the packaging. All in all, it's an amazing 14-hour keepsake of one of sports' greatest modern dynasties. --David Horiuchi
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The truly nice thing is that in presenting these game broadcasts, we get them unedited. The FOX and NBC graphics are left intact as are the promos for other shows, all of which usually gets cut out of ESPN Classic replays. Chapter stops are conveniently keyed to individual half innings which is very helpful for accessing key moments of the games.
The supplementary material also makes this set a must-have. The 2000 WS was the last official highlights video to be released in VHS only at the time it came out, so Yankee fans can now for the first time have the four WS highlight videos of 96-98-99-00 in a better format. Also, in contrast to the supplementary material one finds in the Yankeeography discs, key games like the Wells and Cone perfect games are spotlighted with up to a full half inning of action rather than just one batter's worth of action.
Yankee fans should pick this up and hope that MLB might do a Volume 2 set devoted to this great era of the Yankee dynasty sometime in the future.
While the Red Sox set included only the 2004 World Series the Yankees collection includes some of the greatest World Series Games of the Joe Torre Era. The Red Sox set is guaranteed to last 86 years so it should keep the Sox fans happy for a long time. This set includes five complete World Series Games, all of which are Yankee victories of course. And if that wasn't enough, in addition to the complete games there are two bonus disks.
As exciting as the complete games are, unfortunately it doesn't include John Sterling and Michael Kay like the YES Network Yankee Classics do. It does include the original national broadcasts, which has commentators that feature Bob Costas, Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Joe Morgan. The picture couldn't be sharper and it does seem to be a full featured DVD as opposed to some past releases.
The full games included 1996 Game 4 which features Jimmy Leyritz leading the Yanks back from a 6-0 deficit to a 8-6 extra inning triumph that tied the series at 2 all. The next game is another come from behind victory. The third game of the 1998 series features the Bombers beating San Diego ace reliever Trevor Hoffman.
The third complete game is another game three, this one again against the Braves that features a walk off homer by Chad Curtis. Mariano Rivera took a win this time around instead of his usual save. The forth complete game DVD is a Game 5 series ender against the Mets in 2000, the first Subway Series since 1956. The Yankees won it in the top of the ninth on a single by super sub Louie Sojo.Read more ›
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great set as I had all the VHS videos and now in high quality DVD. The added bonus features is a plus. Seller provided as advertised.Published 22 months ago by Blueblazr
Bought this for my grandson, big time baseball fan, especially the New York Yankees, great buy, Item delivered on time, was as described, highly recommended.Published on July 13, 2014 by mirrakidz
I grew up a Yankee fan, have been one all my life, this is the one DVD collection I have enjoyed and watched over and over,. The 98 team is comparable to the teams of yesterday. Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by Duane
The 1996 WS in particular should be shown in its entirety. That was a great WS in Yankee lore, a comeback against the esteemed Atlanta Braves, the supposed Team of the Decade. Read morePublished on June 9, 2012 by Mr Pen Name
This is an unbelievably poor attempt at chronicling one of the most impressive dynasties (if not the last) baseball has ever seen. Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by J. Franqui
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