By Sweeny Murti
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Believe it or not, it’s been 15 years since the 1998 Yankees made their claim as the greatest team ever — 114 regular-season wins and a World Series title.
Early in the year the Yankees were predicted to be a first-place team. No one could have foreseen how dominant they would be, how they would mark their place in baseball history.
David Cone was a 20-game winner and the veteran leader of that team. This week I spent some time with Cone reflecting on the ’98 Yanks. He shared some perspective and some memories.
In part one of our conversation, Cone talks about how the team overcame a potentially disastrous start to the season, two turning-point games in May, and the arrival of El Duque: