Thursday, September 14, 2006

A first for the Mets and Yanks

Mark Newman at writes about the Mets and the Yankees and how the inevitable clinching of their respective divisions has never been done in the same year:

The Mets and Yankees are on the verge of doing something they have never done before -- win division titles in the same season.

That, of course, leads to the bigger question that many people outside of New York would rather not have to ask: Is it time for another Subway Series?

Ever so quietly, this past week has seen the two teams in New York grab the best records in their respective leagues for the first time at the end of a day this season since each was 1-0 on April 3.

It happened on Saturday, as the Yankees' current surge pushed them past a struggling Tigers club that had spent most of the season with the American League's best record. As of Thursday, the Yankees lead the AL with an 88-56 (.611) record -- a season-high 32 games over .500 -- and the Mets have baseball's best record, at 90-55 (.621), after their 7-4 comeback victory on Wednesday at Florida.

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