» August 1, 1968: Against the Red Sox, Stan Bahnsen strikes out 12 batters, the most ever by a Yankee rookie, in posting his first ML shutout, 1–0. His mark will last 30 years until "El Duque" Hernandez K's 13 batters. A safe bunt by Tom Tresh, a steal, and a single by Bill Robinson accounts for the only run off Dave Morehead.
» March 7, 1998: Yankees sign P Orlando Hernandez, brother of World Series hero Livan Hernandez, to a 4-year, $6.6 million contract.
» August 3, 1998:
Leading off for the Yankees, Chuck Knoblauch lines a hit off Mike Oquist's ribs, and the Yankees continue to connect off the Oakland pitcher for 15 more hits, including four homers, in five innings. New York wins, 14–1, scoring all 14 earned runs off Oquist, the most runs allowed since Bill Travers in August 1977. Orlando Hernandez picks up the win.
» August 13, 1998:
Orlando Hernandez sets a Yankee rookie record by striking out 13 in beating Texas, 2–0.
» September 25, 1998:
The Yankees win, 6–1 over the Devil Rays and set an American League record for most wins in a season, 112. The 1954 Indians held the record at 111. Orlando Hernandez improves his record to 12–4.
» October 10, 1998: The Yankees even the ALCS at two games apiece on a 4–hit, 4–0 shutout. Orlando Hernandez hurls the first seven innings, while Mike Stanton and Mariano Rivera finish up.
» October 18, 1998: New York strikes early, scoring three runs in each of the 1st two innings. They go on to cruise to a 9–3 win in Game two behind Orlando Hernandez. Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada connect for homers.
» October 5, 1999:
The Yankees whitewash the Rangers, 8-0, in the opener of their American League division series. Orlando Hernandez hurls a 2-hitter for NY, while OF Bernie Williams gets a single, double, and home run, and drives home six runs.
» October 18, 1999: The Yankees defeat the Red Sox, 6-1, to win the ALCS and their 36th American League pennant. Orlando Hernandez wins the clincher for NY, and is named MVP of the LCS. Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada homer for the Yanks.
» October 23, 1999: The Yankees 2-hit the Braves, 4-1, to take the opening game of the World Series. Orlando Hernandez holds Atlanta to one hit in seven innings for the victory. The Braves' only run comes on a 4th inning homer by Chipper Jones. Scott Brosius has three hits for NY, while Paul O'Neill drives home two runs.
» June 18, 2000:
The White Sox continue to pummel the Yankees, 17-4, to give them a sweep of their 4-game series. Chicago scores nine runs in the 1st inning off El Duque on the way to its team-record 11th straight road victory. They also set a little-known ML mark by winning their 10th straight over a team with a .500 record or better.
» October 6, 2000:
The Yankees defeat the A's, 4-2, to give them a 2-games-to-1 lead in their division series. Orlando Hernandez gets the win for NY, his 6th straight postseason victory.
» October 11, 2000:
The Yankees score seven runs in the 8th inning to defeat the Mariners, 7-1, and tie the ALCS at one game apiece. Bernie Williams' hit breaks NY's 21-inning scoreless streak. Jorge Posada hits a home run later in the inning. Orlando Hernandez' record improves to 7-0 in postseason play.
» October 24, 2000: The Mets defeat the Yankees, 4-2, behind the pitching of Rick Reed and their bullpen. Benny Agbayani's 8th inning double is the key hit for NY as the cut the Yankees Series lead to 2-games-to-1. Orlando Hernandez fans 12 but loses his 1st postseason game after eight wins. The loss ends the Yankees record streak of 14 consecutive wins in World Series action.
» October 14, 2001:
Yankee bats finally come alive as New York defeats Oakland, 9-2, to even their series at two games apiece. Orlando Hernandez gets the victory as he improves his postseason mark to 9-1. OF Bernie Williams drives home five runs to lead the Yankees. Oakland OF Jermaine Dye fractures his leg when he fouls a ball off his left shin. He will miss the rest of the postseason and the strt of spring training next year.
» September 11, 2002: At Yankee Stadium the Yankees remember the tragedy of last year with a special monument in Monument Park memorializing those killed as part of the 50–minute pregame ceremony. The Orioles wear 5–sided patches honoring the victims of the attack on the Pentagon. The game goes 11 innings, before Nick Johnson ends in with an RBI single. The Yankees win, 5–4, despite striking out 14 times. Orlando Hernandez issues a walk in the 8th when he goes to his mouth on a 3–2 count while standing on the mound. It was the first walk in six full games (65 innings) by a Yankee pitcher, the longest steak since WW2, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Steve Karsay later hands out another walk.