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Baseball’s Greatest Series: 1995 ALDS

By Mike Silva ~ March 29th, 2010. Filed under: Radio Show, Yankees Audio, Yanks History.

Last night I was joined by Chris Donnelly, author of the Book Baseball’s Greatest Series: Yankees, Mariners, and the 1995 Matchup That Changed History during my live studio show on 1240 AM WGBB.

We talked about the series, the unlikely events that led up to this matchup, Don Mattingly’s swan song, and the Yankees connection on Seattle. Hear Chris’s thoughts on the controversial bullpen moves by Buck Showalter and how baseball in Seattle wasn’t saved until that decisive Game 5.



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3 Responses to Baseball’s Greatest Series: 1995 ALDS

  1. Stu Baron

    No doubt the 1995 ALDS was a great series – but it’s not clear that it was the greatest ever…

    It was no better than the Mets-Astros 1986 NLCS, the Reds-Red Sox 1975 World Series, the D-backs-Yankees 2001 World Series, or the Pirates-Yankees 1960 World Series, just to name a few…

  2. Mike Silva


    I think the difference in 1995 is that Seattle was playing for their life – literally. In talking to Chris, which you can listen to above, there was a chance they would not have approved the Stadium if the city didn’t show such support for all 3 games. In essence the more they won they proved to the politicians that it was worth raising taxes for the cause.

    That is where the difference, in my opinion, occurs

  3. Stu Baron

    OK, point taken…

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