New York Yankees Extend This Embarrassing Record After Boston Red Sox AL Wildcard Loss

Published 10/06/2021, 2:45 AM EDT
Oct 5, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) pulls starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox in the American League Wildcard game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports


Another year, another disappointing end, that’s been the story in the postseason for the New York Yankees in recent times. Although they left it late and secured a spot in the American League Wildcard game, facing arch-rivals, Boston Red Sox, the result didn’t turn out differently.

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In yesterday’s game, the Yankees suffered a 6-2 loss, which ended their season. Furthermore, it continued an unwanted streak of the iconic team, not making the World Series.

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The New York Yankees miss out on the World Series for a 12th straight season

To revisit the last time the Yankees reached the World Series, one would have to skip the last decade completely. They would have to go way back to 2009, when they reached the World Series after beating the Minnesota Twins in the American League Division Series (ALDS) and the Los Angeles Angels in the American League Championship Series (ALCS).

2009 was also the last year they won the World Series, after beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2. Since then, New York failed to see the Yankees reach the World Series, and will have to wait another year before getting their hopes up high again.

This is the third-longest streak in Yankees history without World Series baseball. Their longest streak without reaching the World Series stands at 17 straight seasons, which occurred from 1903 to 1920. Their second-longest streak stands at 13 straight seasons, which occurred from 1982 to 1995.

Should the Yankees fail to reach the World Series next season, they will match the 82′ to 95′ 13-season streak.

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Only Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton scored for the Yankees yesterday

The Yankees struggled throughout the AL wildcard game against the Red Sox yesterday. After going down 2-0 in the first inning, they failed to mount a real challenge to the Red Sox. In fact, they had to wait till the top of the sixth inning to score their first run of the game through Anthony Rizzo, who hit a solo home run.

Oct 5, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (48) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of the American League Wildcard game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

A mix-up saw Aaron Judge miss out on scoring a crucial home run in the same inning, while Stanton scored their only other run in the ninth inning. While this loss ended their season, one can only wonder where it leaves them for the next season.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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