The New York Yankees celebrated 75 years at Yankee Stadium in 1998 and the season would culminate with yet another celebration. The 1998 Yankees posted the best regular season record in franchise history, winning 114 games and outdistancing the second place Red Sox in the AL East by an astounding 22 games. New York then dispatched Texas and Cleveland in the AL playoffs before sweeping the San Diego Padres in the World Series — the Yankees’ 24th title and second in three seasons under manager Joe Torre.