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Sweeny: 15 Years Already? David Cone Reflects On ’98 Yankees, Part 1

'Coney' Talks Turning Points, El Duque's Arrival
Joe Torre and David Cone celebrate advancing to the ALCS in 1998. AFP PHOTO Paul BUCK (Photo credit should read PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Joe Torre and David Cone celebrate advancing to the ALCS in 1998. AFP PHOTO Paul BUCK (Photo credit should read PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

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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:

Later this week in part two, Cone talks about the postseason run and the legacy of the 1998 Yankees.

Sweeny Murti
@YankeesWFAN

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