On This Date 10/22/2000

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The first Subway World Series in 54 years nearly goes off the rails when New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens throws a broken bat at Mike Piazza of the New York Mets in the first inning of Game 2 in the Bronx. In July, Clemens beaned Piazza forcing the Mets’ star to miss the All-Star Game. The benches clear, but cooler heads prevail as the Yankees win 6-5 to take a 2-0 series lead. The Yankees would win the series in five games, capturing a third straight World Championship.

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