A fund accountant with Grassi and Co. since 2013, Kevin Martoken also is a passionate fan of New York sports. Kevin Martoken is particularly supportive of the New York Mets.
In Major League Baseball (MLB), games contested between various New York-based franchises make up a rivalry collectively referred to as the Subway Series. In 2000, the New York Yankees and New York Mets contested the first World Series entrant into the Subway Series canon since 1956. With a record of 94 wins and 68 losses, the Mets finished the season second in the National League (NL) East. The two-time defending World Series-champion Yankees, meanwhile, posted an 87-74 record, good for first in the American League (AL) East.
The series opened at Yankee Stadium with a 12-inning thriller. The Yankees scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to stave off a 1-0 series hole and eventually took the game 4-3. The second game seemed poised for a much less dramatic finish, with the Yankees entering the ninth inning up a commanding 6-0 lead. Despite the deficit, the Mets rallied to start the ninth, scoring five runs before eventually losing the game.
As it transitioned to the Met’s Shea Stadium, the series began in earnest. The home team scored early and late to win the third game 4-2. Hoping to even the series at two games apiece, however, the Mets quickly went down three runs. They rebounded with two runs in the bottom of the third inning, but the game would remain scoreless from that point, earning the Yankees a healthy 3-1 series lead. The Subway Series continued at Shea Stadium for game five, which remained close throughout. Tied 2-2 entering the ninth, the game saw the Yankees score two runs to start the inning and subsequently shut out the Mets to take the series.