Who did the Yankees beat in the 1998 WS?
The New York Yankees beat the San Diego Padres 4 games to 1 in the 1998 World Series.
Through the 2009 World Series: 1) Ralph Houk - won WS as manager of the Yankees in 1961 and 1962 and player for the Yankees in 1947 and 1949-1953. 2) Billy Martin - won WS as manager of the Yankees in 1977 and player for the Yankees in 1951-1953 and 1956. 3) Joe Girardi - won WS as manager of the Yankees in 2009 and player for the Yankees in 1996, 1998, and 1999.
Since being renamed the Yankees in 1913, the team has won a WS championship in each decade except the 1910-1919 and 1980-1989 decades. The Yankees have reached the WS in every decade except 1910-1919. With a record 40 WS appearances since their first in 1923, the Yankees have averaged,approximately, one WS appearance every two years.