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History Shows Kentucky’s NCAA Title Means Yankees Will Win The World Series

Uncanny Coincidence Has Occurred In 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996 And 1998.
Wildcats championship in 2012 (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images); Yankees World Series in 2009 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Wildcats championship in 2012 (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images); Yankees World Series in 2009 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Kentucky’s NCAA title could be a good omen for a 28th championship season for the New York Yankees.

The last six times the Wildcats have won a national championship in 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996 and 1998, the Yankees have gone on to win the World Series the same year.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa Speaks To Author Marty Appel

“I was amazed to see that parallel between Kentucky and Yankee championships,” said author Marty Appel. “It seems good enough to me that it’s a sure championship.”

Appel, author of the book “Pinstripe Empire,” told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa that the Bronx Bombers have also gone on to have successful seasons after opening a new ballpark.

“They won a World Championship in 1923, the year Yankee Stadium first opened.  They won an American League Championship in ’76 when the renovated stadium opened,” he said.

The Yankees also went on to win a World Series in 2009, the year the new Yankee Stadium opened.

So will the Yankees win the World Series this year?  Share your thoughts in the comments section…